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Brushing up before Sochi Jennifer Jones, skip of the Canadian Women’s Olympic curling team, tosses a rock at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre Tuesday morning. Jones and her team were in town during the Traveler’s Tankard Community members enjoy another successful Skate the Lake. — Page SF1

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for a practice session before setting out for the Sochi Games. See more on the Travelers Tankard inside this week’s Record News.

News - The rink of dreams is about to become a reality in Smiths Falls. The Gerry Lowe Memorial Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Foundation are partnering together to build a permanent outdoor rink at the corner of Elmsley and Cornelia where the old community centre arena once stood. The new 200-foot by 85-foot outdoor rink, equipped with permanent boards and overhead lighting, is scheduled to be installed this fall. “The construction process will begin in October and completed by November to be ready for winter 2014 – it’s about a fourweek build,” said Rob Garvin,

committee member on the Gerry Lowe Memorial Foundation. It’s been a long time in the planning and preparation according to Garvin. “It’s been three years we’ve worked on the rink, initially we talked about partnering with the police association and then through conversation we discovered the opportunity to partner up with the Senators Foundation and the Rink of Dreams program,” he said. According to Garvin it worked out very neatly because Gerry Lowe was a huge supporter of the Ottawa Senators. “It was a natural fit; he gave to the Senators and they wanted to give back in his name,” said Garvin. “And in all our fundraising the Senators have been ex-

“It was a natural fit. He (Gerry Lowe) gave to the Senators and they wanted to give back in his name.” ROB GARVIN COMMITTEE MEMBER GERRY LOWE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

ceptional supporters.” The two foundations will foot the bill and a number of businesses in town have already committed to in-kind contributions. The town will be responsible for the maintenance, and the facility will be free to use.

The location was chosen because it’s one of the few open spaces available in town, because it’s at one of the busiest intersections in town, because of its hockey history and because it’s a well lit area but also because that location will make it easier for the town to maintain the ice. “The location offers maintenance efficiency being right next to the arenas’ Zamboni (ice resurfacer),” explained Cyril Leeder, CEO of Ottawa Senators Foundation and a friend of Gerry Lowe’s. According to Leeder the facility would be a year round space that could be used for basketball, road hockey and lacrosse during spring, summer and fall. “The rink will have concrete under the ice that allows for use

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“(This is) a record that they are very proud of,� said Balkwill of McMeekin’s letter. The people speak Many of the presentations from local people were very raw and personal and laid bare their frustrations and challenges.

“It’s not fair that people who have disabilities have to fight with ODSB,� said Smith-Devlin. “How can you live there, in your warm little homes, with all of your lights on, wasting electricity, when there are people sleeping on the street?� Joanne Cassidy was more succinct in her criticism of the provincial Liberals. “Kathleen Wynne needs to buck up,� Cassidy said. Photo by DESMOND DEVOY

Peer advocate Bonnie Kusch delivers her own poignant message to Premier Kathleen Wynne, describing her own battle with poverty and depression, at The Table Community Food Centre in Perth on Jan. 27. Inset, making excellent use of folded napkins to make a judge’s wig, Joe Cowen, a peer advocate at The Table, brings the “people’s inquiry� into changes to social assistance, to order. Kathy Rawlings-West described how her monthly benefits leave her with $190 to feed three adults, and a teenager. Even so, she still volunteers two to three times a week at The Table, which entitles her to two food bank visits a month. She isn’t living the life she expected to lead. “Vacations? What a laugh,� Rawlings-West said. “I don’t remember the last time I was on vacation.� Also, being of a larger dress size, “I can’t go to a secondhand store,� for her sizes, and, as a parent, it “breaks my heart,� that she cannot always get her daughter what she would like, while other parents can so easily spend on their children. Her own daughter, Jordyn West, also spoke. She too volunteers at The Table, and she told the crowd that “I wish we could have extra money so as we could have more family time and (time) to go to the movies,� West said. But, she said she enjoys her work at The Table, saying “I think of how much I am helping people every day.� She also helps herself, working three Perth Courier paper routes to pay for riding lessons. Nicole Davies pointed out the spiral of debt that poverty can leave some people in. Her Ontario Works cheque is about $640 a month, half of which goes to rent, and the other half goes to everything else. She frequenlty has to borrow money from family and friends. “Borrowing money leaves you so far in debt,� said Davies. Rising utility costs are also

impacting poor families, according to Anne Nagel. “Why is Kathleen Wynne increasing hydro rates (by) 42 per cent and yet saying that she cares about the poor?â€? said Nagel. “Why is she more concerned about Justin Bieber than the people of Ontario?â€? Beth Schilling, speaking directly to Wynne as the proceedings were being tape recorded, spoke out through slam poetry. “We all need a new case worker, who has the time to care,â€? said Schilling. “No child should go to bed hungry in Canada tonight.â€? If positive changes were made to the welfare system, Schilling said, “then we can work on your re-election.â€? The number of young people who got up to speak underlined how hard it is for young people to break the cycle of poverty. “I remember what it was like going to the food bank and getting all of my toys and clothes from the Salvation Army,â€? said Satinga Schilling. “Minimum wage is no way to raise a family.â€? Katherine Smith-Devlin pointed out just how difficult things can be for poor people in small towns, like Perth. “There is no help for the homeless in this town,â€? said Smith-Devlin. “You’re going to be sleeping in Stewart Park. These small towns get shoved aside‌Do you want people on Ontario Works? No, you do not. You want them working.â€? Smith-Devlin’s frustrations with the situation came to the surface as her speech continued.

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One of The Tableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peer advocates, Bonnie Kusch, was one of the last to speak, and told her personal story of how she came from a well-to-do family that could afford â&#x20AC;&#x153;frivolities.â&#x20AC;? But an easier start in life did not result in smooth sailing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been homeless, in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shelters, in hospital beds for months, waiting for a place to live,â&#x20AC;? she said. She has had to ask for food and money from her family when she has been unemployed, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have had to struggle with the shame of that within my own family,â&#x20AC;? during periods of unemployment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The government really needs to look at what creates poverty as well,â&#x20AC;? said Kusch. At the end of the evening, a ballot question was put to the assembled: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you believe Premier Wynneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changes to social assistance have put food in the budget?â&#x20AC;? By a resounding 25 votes to one, the answer was no.


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2014 Travelers Tankard continues all week Sports – By the time our readers view this column, the round robin portion of the Travelers Tankard provincial men’s curling championship will be nearing completion. Some of the teams will have been pretty well eliminated, while others may be headed to a 8-2 or 7-3 records and some at 6-4. The latter record will probably provide at least a tiebreaker. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the games were close, and everyone finished the round robin at 5 and 5. Tiebreaker matches determined by a coin flip and let the chips fall where they may in the playoffs. In all probability the Glenn Howard, John Epping and Rob Rumfeldt; based on last year’s results, will be in the mix. Our special guests have included the Jennifer Jones Sochi-bound rink which has been fine tuning its game on our arena ice before leaving for Russia and the 2014 Olympics. We wish them all the best in their quest for Olympic gold. It certainly created a local buzz when Jennifer announced about two weeks ago from Las Vegas on national television that her team would be in

Smiths Falls. TSN repeated it in a later broadcast. Rachel Homan, defending Canadian Ladies Champion (won the Scotties in Kingston last February) was also expected to be here preparing for next week’s Scotties in Montreal. One of the unexpected highlights of this week was the practice game on our ice on Tuesday morning. All proceeds went to the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. This is the biggest sporting event in the history of Smiths Falls & district. It has introduced a lot of people to our community and hopefully many will return for a future visit. The economic impact of the Tankard on our area is not measurable by your writer but I am sure that it has been significant. Congratulations to all those who have made this event a spectacular success. If you have not been there yet – get there! You can tell your grandchildren about it in years to come. The support of the curling community and others in Smiths Falls and Perth has been terrific. The golf and curl that Perth organized and hosted for the Tankard was a launching pad back in October. It is hard to believe that

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Agnes was the visionary; Agnes had the drive, enthusiasm and persistence to make this happen. If there is a hero of this event – it is Agnes! We have all had fun and worked hard and this week we will enjoy. It’s amazing how quickly this week will fly by. This column marks the retirement of Hit N’ Roll.

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increase to $35 and $40 for the final. For youth under 12, all General admission is free. For those 13-18 years of age it is half price. General admission tickets are readily available but the premium seating is approaching sold-out status. Call 613-812-3372 or visit the arena ticket office from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All tickets are now being sold at the arena. Cash or credit/debit card (ATM machine also available). Slide into the Falls, Do Not Miss The Tankard.

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Glenn Howard’s team of (from the left) Wayne Middaugh, Craig Saville, Brent Laing and Howard eye up the competition Monday afternoon during the opening draw of the Travelers Tankard at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. Action continues through Sunday.

Poetry Slam Feb. 7 at Thirsty Moose in Carleton Place Community – Live Poets Society of Lanark County (LiPS) will be hosting their monthly poetry slam at The Thirsty Moose Restaurant upstairs, (20 Bridge St., Carleton Place) on Friday Feb. 7. The event will start at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per attendant. There is no

Tickets Some weekend General Admission ($113) and premium packages at $132 are available along with individual tickets for Saturday’s playoff games at General admission $20/$25 and premium at $25/$30. The Special Olympics Ontario games at 5 p.m. Saturday are free. Opening ceremonies are at 5 p.m. with play at 5:20 p.m. Sunday’s semi-final will be $30 and $35 for General admission and premium respectively. These rates

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leton Place and Mississippi Mills. Chief administrative officer, Kurt Greaves notes keeping the corridor in the public domain “adds the potential to re-establish rail or other methods of public transportation in the future,” and that its proximity to Ottawa gives it the potential to be a well-used trail and a tourist draw. Renfrew County is currently applying for funding on behalf of the partners through the Rural Economic Development Program, which could pay up to half the costs of a land appraisal. Other funding is being explored. Any decisions related to the spending of municipal funds would come back to council for approval.

Rail corridor process continues The county will proceed with an amended memorandum of understanding to allow municipal funds to be spent related to the Smiths Falls to Mattawa rail corridor, including an appraisal of the land in partnership with Renfrew County and Papineau-Cameron Township. At a recent special economic development committee meeting, council discussed direction pertaining to the potential acquisition of the corridor, which runs from Smiths Falls through Hiring process for public Montague, Beckwith, Car- works director approved

Following the retirement of public works director Steve Allan in December, council has approved an updated job description and a recruitment process to find his replacement. The director oversees the engineering and operation of the department, which has 28 full-time permanent positions and a levy of $11.5 million for this year. An interview panel has been established and the position has been widely advertised. It can be found at www.lanarkcounty.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=5485. Applications close Jan. 24. Garage project ongoing Council has asked staff to explore an option that would see the new public works garage constructed on land beside the existing county administration and

public works buildings on public works, Feb. 19 (fol- contact 1-888-9-LANARK, Christie Lake Road. The lowing economic develop- ext. 1502. new garage would replace ment). Submitted by the County of existing facilities, including For more information, Lanark. the Perth garage on Wilson Street, which is at the end of its useful life. Three other potential sites include the Wilson Street location, one in the Balderson area and one in the Ferguson Falls area. Next steps include firming up building design and pricing for the project. A report is to be provided at a future public works committee meeting. Presents R0012519483_0123_0123

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Misty moment Community – This photo comes to us from local resident Dave Pringle, who captured the mist coming off of the Rideau Canal in Smiths Falls by the Old Slys Locks on a chilly winter’s day. Photo by DAVE PRINGLE

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Please act to restore Canada’s democracy DEAR EDITOR: The Citizens’ Forum for Democracy is an eastern Ontario group of supporters of three opposition parties, together with independents, including supporters of the former federal Progressive Conservative party. We believe our views reflect those of the majority of Canadians that are distressed at the grave loss of our democracy, and we call on Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau to recognize that, together with Elizabeth May, they share the leadership of a mainstream majority of Canadians whose interests seriously need their joint attention. Our concerns began in 2008 when Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament rather than face a likely vote of non-confidence, so preventing a coalition of political parties representing a majority of Canadian voters to become government. This interruption of the normal

democratic process under our parliamentary system can now be seen as the beginning of an agenda to use our outdated electoral system to enable an ideological minority to bring about transformative changes to our country that directly contradict the values of the majority of Canadians that have destroyed our standing abroad. Two most egregious examples stand out. First, this government’s aggressive efforts to sabotage international agreements to combat climate change were a primary factor in Canada’s humiliating defeat in 2010 when we sought a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Secondly, after winning a majority of seats in the 2011 federal election with the support of less than one-quarter of eligible voters, this government, using unfair omnibus bills and limits on debate, has See LETTER page 9

COMMENTARY ‘Sexting’ an emerging issue Editorial – Society continues to evolve with the ever changing world of technology. Children of today are growing up in a very different world than we have ever known. Access to the world at their fingertips, access to their friends at the click of a button. Cell phones and computers are wonderful pieces of both freedom and knowledge. The ability to both capture video, take photographs, record memories, connect with one another. With emerging technical trends, children have faced new challenges growing up. Options have been available to them that never existed prior to the last decade or so. Social networking sites are great tools to maintain relationships with long lost friends, family whom lives far away, to seek updates on the world around us. But with this new trend, also comes new problems. Social networking site overload has seen not only teens, but adults as well, lay all the essential details of their lives out for the world to see. Where they live, where they are, what they are doing, sometimes hour by hour and minute by minute. This lays groundwork for potential predators to do their homework on possible victims. Another disturbing trend has seen an increase in incidents of “sexting” over the past several months throughout Lanark County. Police describe sexting as the “Exchange of sexual messages or images” and “Creating, sharing and forwarding sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images.” The local police have pledged to not only respond, but investigate incidents of sexting and follow through with criminal charges if applicable. And while the issue is not isolated to the school community, but the community as a whole – police will be “actively” engaging local schools to educate both parents and students about the issue and its many consequences. A zero tolerance approach will be taken. Technology has provided the tools for young people, and adults alike, to provide intimate details of their lives online, like a journal for the world to see. Only this journal can’t be locked and hidden under the mattress. One shared inappropriate photograph could mean a lifetime of consequence.

The things that would make Mary happy could fill a book Lifestyle – It was unusual for Miss Crosby to break with routine. But that Friday the snow was coming down so heavily, we couldn’t see the barns when we got up in the morning, and that had a lot to do with her changing our usual afternoon school day work. Parents would be coming with sleighs and cutters to take us home, which in itself was unusual. The weather had to be pretty fierce to warrant a ride to or from the Northcote School! And so Miss Crosby announced after recess, we all could put our books away, keeping out only our grammar notebooks. We had at least an hour to put in. Miss Crosby said, to cheer us up on that cold and blustery Friday, we were to write (or in my case, print), all the things we could think of that made us happy. I gathered seeing bad Marguirite falling flat on her face was not exactly what Miss Crosby had in mind. She also said, we were to take

our grammar books home to finish up our lists as homework. I could see the senior pupils writing with great speed, whereas it took me forever to print my very first line in my scribbler. I had absolutely no trouble coming up with the very first thing that made me happy on a winter’s day, especially on that particular Friday. Father would be coming with the flat-bottom sleigh, I would be sitting in the very front with him, wrapped in the fur blanket he would toss in before leaving the barns. And I would be listening to the sleigh bells hanging around the necks of King and Queen, as they plop-plopped through the deep snow. I thought, back then, that the sleigh bells made the most beautiful sounds in the whole world. I especially liked them at night, driving in our long lane, or coming across the snow-covered twenty-acre field. Often they would lull me to sleep, leaning against FaVice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount mmount@perfprint.ca 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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ther’s shoulder, and I would feel the utmost contentment and happiness. And so sleigh bells headed my list. Smelling freshly baked bread when I walked in the house after coming from school simply had to go on my list too. And seeing the high, fat loaves, lined up on the bake table, and knowing I would be able to claim the outside crust off at least one of them, caused my mouth to water, as I printed homemade bread on my list. And crawling into beds that had been made up with fresh sheets taken off the clothesline that day gave me News Editors: Laurie Weir, Joe Morin, Ashley Kulp REPORTERS: Howaida Sorour, Tara Gesner, Desmond Devoy, Kelly Kent, Jennifer Westendorp DISTRIBUTION: Lori Sommerdyk, 613-283-3182 ,ext. 138 CLASSIFIEDS/REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Fax: 613-283-5909 Judy Michaelis Email: jmichaelis@perfprint.ca Lee Ann Gilligan Email: lgilligan@perfprint.ca

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special joy and a great feeling of happiness. I would fall asleep with my nose crushed into the pillow to get the most benefit of the new smell, and wrap the sheet tight around my neck. And the scent would stay with me until my eyes heavily closed. The next day, the wonderful smell of freshness would be gone, but that night I would have nestled into a sweet happiness of sheer joy. Listening to my sister’s sweet voice, singing softly at night in bed, brought me special joy. Walking hand-in-hand with my best friend Velma to the Northcote School... girls did that back then, and knowing in my heart we would be best friends forever...that brought me joy. When Mother could take something out of the hand-me-down box sent from Regina by Aunt Lizzie, like a man’s suit coat, or a once lovely blouse, or a man’s shirt, and take it apart, and it would turn into something I could ADVERTISING SALES: ADVERTISING SALES CO-ORDINATOR Andrea McMurtry SALES: Cheryl Johnston, Sharon Sinfield, Kathy Perreault, Kevin Hoover, Jamie Rae-Gomes Email: emcsales@perfprint.ca Fax: 613-283-9988 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 4:30 PM

wear to school...to me, brand spanking new...that brought me happiness. And I would feel such joy, knowing what a clever Mother I had. Just having a few pennies tied into the corner of my hanky, tucked in the very back of my washstand drawer, and thinking how rich I was, brought me a special feeling. I would handle it carefully, and one day I would take it into Walker’s Store in Renfrew and perhaps buy new hair ribbons, or walk down to the Dime Store and buy some butterscotch discs to suck on the way home to the farm. Such luxury back then when a few pennies could make the difference between feeling poor and rich. On a freezing Monday, knowing Mother had done the weekly wash, when I came home from school, I would know that the laundry would have been taken off the line to finish it’s drying See MARY COOK page 9 • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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Get involved in 200th anniversary of settlers celebrations across county nual event may take place in one of the four municipalities, members of your organizing committee and volunteers may live in all four municipalities. Plus, participants at your annual event come from all four municipalities and beyond. Hence, we consider your annual event a signature event throughout the entire district. We encourage you to consider adopting a heritage theme for your annual event or develop a special project to mark the anniversary. While 2016 is two years away, we know that it takes time to organize special anniversary events and projects. A representative from the joint committee will be in touch with you this winter to discuss your participation in the 200th anniversary celebrations. You are welcome to get in touch

with any of us or the contact people versary to remember! listed below for more information: â&#x20AC;˘ Township of Beckwith: CassanRichard Kidd, reeve, Township dra McGregor executive assistant for of Beckwith Township of Beckwith â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cmcgregor@ John Gemmell, deputy mayor twp.beckwith.on.ca or 613-257-1539. Town of Perth â&#x20AC;˘ Perth: Karen Rennie, heritage Gail Code, deputy reeve, Drummanager/curator of Perth Museum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mond/North Elmsley krennie@perth.ca or 613-267-1947. Susan Freeman, deputy reeve, â&#x20AC;˘ Drummond/North Elmsley TownTay Valley Township ship: Karl Grenke, planner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; kgrenke@ dnetownship.ca or 613-267-6500. â&#x20AC;˘ Tay Valley Township: Noelle Reeve, planner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nreeve@tayvalleytwp.ca or 613-267-5353. HEARING AID SPECIALIST

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4th Annual Snow Angel Making Party, Sunday, February 9, 1 p.m at 4381 Wolf Grove Road, Lanark Highlands, 21 km west of the Esso station in Almonte. Bring your cc skis and snowshoes. Aerobic Classes: Every Wednesday, 1011 a.m. at Almonte Community Centre. Details 613-256-1077. Caribbean Night with the Almonte Lions. Appetizers 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Music: Bernie Costello and Friend. Wear Caribbean Clothing. Reservations 613-256-6778. No tickets at door. January 31. Euchre- 4 hand, Feb. 6, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St. Light lunch. 613-256-4179. Jazz Concert- Almonte Old Town Hall. Miguel De Armas Latin Jazz Quartet with guest Tracey Brown. Feb. 2, 3 p.m. Tickets: Mill Street Books or 613-253-9090. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte. Fit as a Fiddle, every Friday, at 10 a.m. Almonte United Church. Transportation and healthy lunch included. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program, Tuesday, Feb. 4. Transportation and entertainment provided. Call Seniors Services 613-2564700 or Jean Perry at 613-257-3296. Mills’ Seniors Services- General Diners Lunch. Feb. 11. Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation Provided. 613-2564700. Mills’ Seniors Services- “Perfect Wedding”- theatre and supper out. Feb. 12. Transportation Provided. 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Seniors Services, Transportation to the Arthritis Aquafit Swim Program, every Monday at 11:15 am. Carleton Place Pool. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Seniors Services, Weekly Foot Care Clinics, Alison Kaczan RPN provides care, at the Mills’ Seniors Services Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-256-4700 for appointment.

50+ fitness, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. at Canoe Club. Info: 613-2568339. 50+ Fitness: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. at Canoe Club. Information 613-256-8339. A Brimful of Memories, Vintage Hats and Antique Millinery Sundries, on display February 8 through March 1, Tuesday to Saturday 10-2, 267 Edmund St. 613-2537013. Carleton Place Lions Club Monthly Euchre Tournament. Feb. 2. Army Navy Club (across from McNeely’s gas station). Light lunch, 12, tournament starts 1 p.m. Prizes. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, Carleton Place, monthly breakfast Feb. 8, 8-11 a.m. Everyone welcome. The February Valley Singles Lunch will be held on Sunday, February 2nd at 1 p.m. at Buster’s Bar & Grill in Carleton Place. For more info contact Donna at 613623-6698 or Johanna at 613-432-7622. Town Singers begins its Spring session Tuesday, February 4, in St Andrews Church at 7 p.m. New singers invited. Contact Pat Grainger: pbgrainger@rogers.com

feeding support available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Mon. Feb. 3, Wed. Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 7, 9:00 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Contact Eva Francoeur 258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. L’heure du Conte Francais- la lecture et a etablir une base de competences constituent ce que les enfants. A la bibliotheque situe au 1 rue Water, 4 fevrier et 4 mars, 18h30 a 19h30. 613-258-4711. Toddler Program, Literacy- Ontario Early Years, Join us with your toddler, 18 months to 3 years. 31 Clothier St (Sanders St entrance) Friday, February 7, 10-11. To register call 1-866-433-8933 ext 2374.

LANARK Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)259-5610. Lanark Legion, #395, afternoon of music with Harry Adrian. Feb. 1. Music starts 2 p.m. Info: 613-259-3249. Lanark Legion, #395, Connect Hearing- Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Info: 613-259-3249. Lanark Legion, Sat. Feb. 1, Harry Adrain & Friends. Music 2 - 6.

MERRICKVILLE Beginning Again Crafts. Lessons in Braided Mats, lessons in spinning on wheel or spindle (spindles to take home). Feb. 9 and 16. Info: 613-269-4238. Lego Club, Saturday, Feb. 1, drop-in 10-12. Merrickville Library. Ages 4-12. Men’s darts, Feb 5 also every Wednesday of the month, Merrickville Legion. Music by Elise & Company February 7, 7-11 p.m. Beef supper at 6 p.m. Merrickville Legion. Music by Tom Valiquette. Merrickville Legion, Jan. 31, 7-11 p.m. Ham dinner at 6. Info: 613-258-9325. StoryTime for ages 6 & under, Fridays 10 a.m. Theme: January 31- Read to Every Kid! Merrickville Library. Call 613-2693326 for info.

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4-Hand Euchre: Thursday, January 30th, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 7:009:00 pm. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Aerobic Classes, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Stewart Community Centre. Info: 613-256-1077. All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chip Dinner. Pakenham Curling Club, both levels. Friday January 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Bingo Night: Pakenham Curling Club, Friday January 31st. Games start at 7:30 pm following the dinner. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Frost Festival Bingo- hosted by Pakenham Civitan Club. Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Pakenham Curling Club. Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance Friday Feb. 7, held upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre, Dancing 8:00-11:30. Local musicians, door prizes and light lunch provided. Everyone Welcome. Info 613256-4126. Snowmobile Rally. Saturday February 1st on local trails. 9:00 am Registration at the Mississippi Mills Fire Hall, Pakenham, then finish at Love that Barr. Snowshoe, Cross Country Ski and ToKEMPTVILLE bogganing Party: Feb. 1. 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm, at Pakenham Highlands Golf Course. Baby Talk, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1:30-3 Groomed trails and extra snowshoes to try. A p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breast- Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event.

PERTH Are you trying to cope with a family member suffering from a mental illness? NAMI support group, every 4th Tuesday of the month. Info: 283-2170. Bagpipe band practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. New members welcome. Info: Wayne 283-9792, cell 284-7038 or www.gordonpipeband.com Carpet Bowling, Wednesday, February 5, 12:45 p.m Branch 244 Perth Upon Tay, Royal Canadian Legion. Contact: 613-2676872. Community Dinner at St James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St on Saturday, Feb. 8, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Community Dinner, hosted by St. John’s Catholic Church at St. James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St. Saturday, Feb. 1, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Feb 1, 1:30 p.m. Lanark County Genealogical Society Speaker: Janet Dowdall Topic: Genealogist by Accident. All welcome. 1920 Concession 7 Road, Drummond Centre, Perth. Film Night International Perth- Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine”. Wednesday Feb. 5, 2-7 pm, at the Full Circle Theatre, Craig Street. 613-267-1224. Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting, Feb. 6. 7 p.m. Legion. Unpaid dues still accepted. Perth Civitan Bingo, every Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Perth Tay Seniors Meeting. Lions Hall. Feb. 12. 12 noon. Rideau Trail Association, Sunday, February 2, Mill of Kintail Conservation AreaLevel 1. Meet, 9:30 a.m., Conlon Farm. Leaders: Howard and Mary Robinson, 613256-0817, hmrob@storm.ca Saturday Jamboree- Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244. February 8. Regular Saturday Jamboree in the Members’ Lounge, 2:00-6:00 pm featuring music by Harry Adrain and Henry Norwood.

RURAL 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. 4 hand euchre with lunch and prizes, every Friday, 7 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)2836240, (613)283-8482. 6 hand euchre with lunch, every Saturday, 1 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482, (613)283-6240. A Month by Month Art Exhibition at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners. A vernissage will be held on Sunday February 2, 2-4 p.m. Info: 613-2781203. Anglican Church Hall, Newbliss. Feb. 1, 5 p.m. Informal get together with uplifting, joyful and inspirational music and readings with Holy Communion. 613-2840307. Annual Dinner and Dance- Lanark County Cattlemen’s Assoc. Carleton Place Arena. Sat. Feb. 1. Dinner by Waterfall Catering. Music: Glen Silverson Band. 6-7 p.m. social hour. Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets: 613-267-3680 or from any director. Beckwith and District Friendship Club will meet Feb. 5, Centennial Hall, Franktown. Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment. Inquires 613-257-2756. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-6240, (613)2838482. Bolingbroke Cafe- Friday Feb. 7 , 7-10 pm at ABC Hall (3166 County Road 36). Featured performers: Aiden Wolf and George Reynolds. Mike Erion 613-273THE EMC - 10 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

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ery month at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. 4 hand euchre, 7 p.m. every Thursday, at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. Better than a Doctor, Better than a Lawyer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus. For prayer, anytime call U ME- PRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Bid Euchre 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. 1:30 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsored by Harmony Club 162. Info 613-283-4684. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. Community Potluck Dinner Tuesday, February 4, at RCAF Hall. Entertainment: Tales & Tunes with the Troubadour (email jmills@themills.on.ca Community Potluck- Feb. 4. RCAF Hall. Doors open 5 p.m. dinner starts 6 p.m. Entertainment. Info. 613-256-1031 ext. 63. Duplicate bridge, every Monday night, Legion, 7 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. Duplicate Bridge, Tuesday, February 4, Legion, starting at 1 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 4, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)2830960. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Managing Extreme Behaviours with diagnosis of ADHD. Chimo Elementary School. Mon. Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop. Pre-registration necessary 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Mayor & the Troubadour (Dennis Staples & me) Sunday, February 2, at Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery, 7 p.m. (fundraiser for LAWS). Positive Discipline: 6 weeks starting Feb. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m. CROW. Childcare available. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop. Pre-registration necessary 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). Sunday Brunch- Feb. 9. 10 a.m.1:30 p.m. Hanley Hall, Upper Floor. Sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, home fries, beans, toast, juice, tea/coffee. Host: Knights of Columbus- Rideau Council 2444.


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Self-bow making demonstration On Feb. 8, the club will hold a selfbow making demonstration led by Chad Clifford and assisted by Peter Fischl. A self-bow is made of a single piece of wood without laminations or fibreglass backings. These “primitive” bows are timeless and can have very high draw weights. The equipment used for making the bow is simple hand tools and a shaving horse. This demonstration will briefly cover all the steps of making a self-bow including: tree selection and splitting; alternative stave options; common and uncommon designs overview; design layout of a sturdy self-bow; floor tillering; tillering; nocks, and finish. If there is time, we will also look at string and arrow making. Note: participants do not make and keep a bow. The demonstration is in an unheated workshop, so please bring warm clothes. For further information about Chad’s bow making, visit: http://www. wildernessrhythms.com/course-kayakor-bow-building. A discussion on winter survival foraging will also be available outdoors led by Fischl. Nature deficit and nature appreciation Next up will be a talk on nature deficit and nature appreciation March 15, led by Howard Clifford. Most of us are becoming aware of the massive amount of research indicating the numerous physical and mental health benefits gained from nature experiences. There is increasing inter-

national concern about the so-called nature deficit in the lives of our children. To encourage youth to experience nature, cliffLAND, the Mississippi Madawaska Land trust, and the Lanark Wild Food Club are sponsoring this walk to the top of Blueberry Mountain. Blueberry Mountain is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County and is the highest lookout in the county. There is now a club for children five years of age and younger, and a club for those 12 years of age and younger, who have climbed to the top of Blueberry Mountain. A nice certificate, recognizing club membership will be presented to each successful climber. Everyone is invited to this family outing. Depending on snow conditions bring snowshoes or your regular hiking shoes. The walk will be led by Howard, who will discuss different aspects of nature and points of interest along the way. Following the walk, he will do a dramatization of the life of John Muir with emphasize on his exciting adventures with wild animals and other wilderness adventures.

About the LWFC The Lanark Wild Food Club is a group of wild food enthusiasts sharing their expertise, enjoying the out of doors, meeting new friends and exchanging ideas from their varied backgrounds. If you have a particular skill you would like to share with the membership or for more information on the club, please contact peterfischl@mail. com. Submitted by Peter Fischl of the Lanark Wild Food Club.

recognition of our excellent jazz programming,” says festival coorganizer Peggy Holloway. “Musicians and their fans are attracted to the friendly atmosphere in Merrickville and we look forward to putting together an exciting line-up of talent again this year.” The application form is now available at MJF’s website at http:// www.merrickvillesjazzfest.com. The deadline for receipt of applications to perform in the 2014 edition of the festival is noon on Monday June 2.

You’ve Got Hate Mail is the show to see for laughs, fun and a winter thaw. You’ve Got Hate Mail runs Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street in Perth, near Last Duel Park. Tickets are $20 reserved or $22 at the door. Cash is requested. Postsecondary students are $12 and, due to the nature of the production, we are not offering a children’s price for this show. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions. R0012516043

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Merrickville Jazz Fest seeks musicians for fourth annual festival this fall Community – Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) is pleased to announce a call for artists for those who wish to perform in the fourth annual edition of the festival this coming October. The festival will open with a special event on Thursday evening, Oct. 16 and continue through Sunday night, Oct. 19. As with previous editions, MJF offers a wide variety of jazz performances at pubs, restaurants, churches, and other locations throughout Merrickville’s beautiful downtown core. “We are proud to be a jazz festival that is growing in popularity with

The show has been running OffBroadway for over four years and has found its way around the world, from Prague to Mexico City. The fact that it can be as hilarious in multiple languages as it is in English says a lot about the universality of its theme in an era where there’s more action in virtual bedrooms than in actual ones. As Show Business magazine puts it: “If you’re seeking a fun evening of non-stop laughs and pure entertainment, it doesn’t get better than this.” The Polar Vortex is sucking the warmth out of us all this winter but

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long way from static, though, as the play’s pace builds to an hysterical point, before dissolving into a wild chase via that ultimate 21st century device, the smart phone. Opening on Valentine’s Day, the show is definitely an adults-only comedy. It’s funny. It’s sexy. It’s outrageous. It’s raunchy -- in fact, it’s probably the frankest and most “adult” script ever brought to the stage in Perth. It’s also the only comedy on the boards in Perth in February, so it’s definitely the best bet for laughs and fun, too.

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What public should know about literacy in Lanark County Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Canadian Federation of University Women, Perth and District (CFUW) members recently hosted a stimulating panel discussion of the literacy situation in Lanark County, with passionate professionals presenting: Elizabeth Goldman, chief executive officer and chief librarian, Perth and District Union Public Library; Emily Cassell, data analysis co-ordinator at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources on Wheels; and Kathy Boelsma, early literacy specialist from Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources on Wheels and the Ontario Early Years Centre. Literacy in the past has been defined as the ability to read and write. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 2003) defines it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in the community and wider society.â&#x20AC;? Literacy matters since it affects every aspect of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. Canada is considered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;knowledge economyâ&#x20AC;? and will only thrive if it has a consistently high literacy rate. UNESCO (2010) estimates that 97 per cent of adults in Canada are literate; however 14 per cent of working age Canadians find everyday literacy difficult. International literacy levels are written 1-5 with 1 being the most basic, that is, to be able to put together words of a sentence and have basic comprehension. Eight million Canadians are only at level 1 or 2,

with difficulty likely in understanding news articles, completion of job application forms, or dealing with financial material. By raising Canadians to level 3 (high school), Canadian Literacy and Learning Network estimates 84,000 people would be able to get off social assistance, saving $542 million a year and creating $100 billion in increased annual earnings. Employees with higher literacy earn more over their lifetime, are more likely to be able to find fulltime work or receive further training. In Ontario, 53 per cent of adults are at level 4-5 (better literacy than the average high school graduate); however four per cent are at level 1 or even below. Sobering statistics So how does Lanark County measure up? Statistics are used in communities to measure literacy. These statistics include: Census data on at risk families with low income, lone parent families, home language, level of education; the Early Development Instrument (EDI) which is used in senior kindergarten to measure a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readiness to learn in a grade 1 environment; the standardized Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests, administered through the Ministry of Education, to assess the quality of education of children at the end of grade 3, and grade 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; data which can then be gathered by schools and neighbourhoods; Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) (Grade 10 test done through EQAO); and statistics from our Ontario public libraries. Locally, data have been collected for

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reading, 62-69 per cent were successful in Perth, Smiths Falls, Tay Valley and Beckwith; 70-76 per cent successful in Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Lanark Highlands and Montague with Drummond/North Elmsley falling behind to 46 per cent grade 3 success. In the EQAO grade 6 (age 11) reading testing, results of success ranged from 86-92 per cent (Perth and Montague), to 75-78 per cent (Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith) to success rates of 56-67 per cent for Tay Valley, Smiths Falls and Drummond North Elmsley. Lanark Highlands had a success rate for grade 6 of 33 per cent. Seventy-four per cent of Canadians who graduate from high school have strong literacy skills but those who drop out of high school often have poor skills. High school testing (OSSLT age 15, grade 10) in March 2013, shows success rates at St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic High School, Perth of 85 per cent, Notre Dame Catholic High School of 82 per cent and Almonte District High School of 81 per cent. Carleton Place High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success rate was 76 per cent, Perth and District Collegiate Institute was 73 per cent, Smiths Falls District Collegiate Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was 71 per cent. St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alternate School had a success rate of 31 per cent. When data of public library use were analyzed, 35 per cent of Lanark County residents used their library cards within the last two years. What are the underlying causes of literacy problems? There are many causes: See LITERACY page 18


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Nashville shines as development boom continues Lifestyle – They play for tips at Tootsie’s Blue Orchid Lounge on Broadway in Nashville. That seems incredible when you hear the quality of the singers and the expertise of the musicians who back them up. Tootsie’s is just one of the many honky-tonks and restaurant/bars in the world “Country Music Capital” that feature live music every day and night. Country is the predominant theme of course but Nashville bills itself as “Music City.” We visited Tootsie’s the night of Jan. 11 after watching Ottawa Senators edge Nashville Predators 2-1 in a shootout at Bridgestone Arena, located across the street. Tootsie’s is named for the late Hattie “Tootsie” Louis Tatum Bess who bought the place in 1960. Located at 422 Broadway, just around the corner from Ryman Auditorium the original home of the ‘Grand Ole Opry’, the club is the most famous in Nashville. Everyone who is anyone in the country music business has either played and/or visited Tootsie’s. That fact is underlined by the Wall of Fame which contains hundreds of photos including a who’s who of the music business. Many were autographed for Tootsie herself. There are other Tootsie’s locations at Nashville airport and in Panama City Beach, Florida. But there is nothing quite like the original. My friend Pam Lewis from nearby Franklin operates PLA Media, a public relations and marketing firm in Nashville. Her company works with numerous country artists. When Pam speaks,

people in the country music industry listen. For one thing she helped manage the career of a “fairly well known entertainer.” Some guy named Garth Brooks. Tough business Years ago Pam told me approximately 1,000 fledgling musicians arrive in Nashville every month of the year hoping to get their break in the tough, competitive country music business. She quickly added “about 1,000 (musical hopefuls) leave Nashville each month too.” I got the message! On the other hand it is clear some people who arrive in Music City stay and make good lives for themselves. Nashville is booming. We are frequent visitors to Tennessee because of Carleton Place’s sister city connection with Franklin. For three years I watched with interest as Nashville’s new convention centre rose on a huge downtown space, directly opposite Bridgestone Arena. The shining facility officially opened last spring and on this visit we were taken for a tour by Doug Sharp, another Franklin friend and sister city confrere. Doug works for a major property development firm based in downtown Nashville. In keeping with the general theme of the community it is named ‘Music City Center’ and, not surprisingly perhaps, one end is shaped like a guitar. The convention centre is huge. More like massive! At 1.2 million square feet (111,485 square metres) it covers six city blocks.

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It features a 350,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall that is big enough to hold four commercial airliners and allows tractor trailers to drive right on to the exhibit floor. The impressive venue also contains two giant ballrooms and 60 state-of-the-art meeting rooms. The price tag for Music City Center was equally gigantic - $623 million US. By comparison Ottawa’s downtown convention centre, which opened in spring 2011, is a very attractive facility which looks awfully large at first glance. But it is a mere 192,000 sq. ft. (17,800 sq. m.). Visitors to Nashville’s new convention centre can stroll through striking images of the city and hear songs at an interactive display by the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame which has a gallery on the first floor. There is also an outdoor ‘Songwriter’s Square’ which impressed us, just outside a main entrance to the complex. Doug also gave us a “cook’s tour” of the new Musicians’ Hall of Fame and Museum. The original was displaced by the convention centre development. The museum, which honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument, reopened last August and is now located

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in a section of the downtown Nashville Municipal Auditorium. As for the Music City Center, the scale of the place makes even a word like “breathtaking” seem inadequate. Nashville already has the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. It covers 40 acres and features spectacular, plant-filled indoor atriums. My wife Kathleen and I were really impressed when we toured the facility in 2011. With nearly 3,000 rooms, the hotel at Opryland ranks 29th on the world list of large hotels. By Nashville standards Opryland, which is not to be confused with Grand Ole Opry House, the current home of the Grand Ole Opry (the world’s longest running live radio program), is rather poorly located. It’s a 15-minute drive from the city centre which isolates guests. It is a pleasant isolation though. The domed complex contains 15 restaurants. Nashville’s downtown is also home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum which sits side-by-side with the new convention centre. The $37 million museum opened in 2001 and is a must for any country music fan. I’m not much of a country aficionado but I thoroughly enjoyed our tour a few years ago. More development Doug says the former convention centre, which is still very visible on Broadway near Tootsie’s, will soon be demolished to make way for another huge commercial/residential project. Included on that site will be a skyscraper which will add to an already impressive

skyline. The tallest building in Nashville (and the State of Tennessee) is the 33-storey AT & T Building. The gleaming structure is better known as the “Batman Building” because its pinnacle resembles the caped crusader’s distinctive mask. Nashville isn’t only about country music. The community’s increasingly vibrant entertainment infrastructure also includes the stately Schermerhorn Symphony Center (circa 2006), the very impressive home of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The juxtaposition is interesting. The symphony is a stone’s throw from the country hall of fame. Besides Bridgestone Arena, downtown Nashville also has another major sports venue. LP Field, home of the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans, is a very visible edifice from the end of Broadway. The 69,000-seat stadium is located on the opposite bank of the Cumberland River. Placing so many key facilities in the heart of downtown seems a stroke of genius to me. There is much more construction on the drawing board, according to what Doug told us during our tour of the city three weeks ago. It is all sure to put smiles on the faces of the operators of Tootsie’s and the plethora of honky-tonks and restaurants in the heart of the city. But then that’s the whole idea! Good planning begets future success, not only for Nashville, Tennessee but for any community wise enough to follow suit. If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers.com.

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they may include difficult living conditions (poverty, abuse, neglect), learning disabilities, interrupted schooling, some immigrants who do not have French or English as a first language, some Aboriginal people, loss of reading skills through lack of use. What is being done to support literacy development in Lanark County? We do have resources but in a largely rural area there are barriers to access which include problems with transportation, negative experiences with schooling, family circumstances, lack of self confidence and fear of joining a literacy program. There is the literacy and basic skills program which provides free training in reading, writing, math and basic work skills delivered by Algonquin College, TR Leger and Adult Learning and Training Centre. County-wide resources include the schools, Parents Reaching-Out grants, Language Training Assessment and Immigration Resource Centre with ESL services of the Upper Canada District School Board, Children’s Resources on Wheels with an early literacy specialist, youth centre programs that support literacy, Language Express – Preschool

Speech and Language. One of the very successful programs to help children who are falling behind in reading is the summer tutorial program run through the Perth and District Union Library – children are recommended by their teacher (kindergarten to grade 3 primarily) and attend in July and August with one on one help from university student tutors hired and trained specially for the program. The Canadian Literacy and Learning Network suggest best practices, with ideas of what can and should be done generally. One good possibility locally is to join in developing and working on a community plan for improving literacy in Lanark County. Anyone interested is invited to a breakfast meeting at the Perth and District Union Public Library on March 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Questions and RSVPs may be directed to Kathy Boelsma, early literacy specialist at 613 283-0095 ext. 312 or elslanarkoeyc@bellnet.ca. This Literacy in Lanark County presentation will be posted to www. crowoeyc.com – Programs - Early Literacy – For Professionals – Literacy Statistics. Judith Preston is the publicity chair for CFUW Perth and District.

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33 Bayview Cres. $229,900 MLS: 891782

27 Anderson St., Smiths Falls $229,900 MLS: 886600

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165 Tayridge Rd. Tay Valley, Perth $109,000 MLS: 894604

53 Marsha Dr., Smiths Falls $179,900 MLS: 852505

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1509 Drummond Conc 6B – $129,900 **MARK LEE 613-812-1017

4756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls – $219,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

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334 Station Rd., North Elmsley – $369,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

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980 Perth Rd. – $249,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

184 Golf Club Rd. – $214,900 MLS: #896782 ***LINDA MCKENNA 613-485-0576

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2541 Rideau Ferry Rd. – $249,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

12 Beckwith St. E. Perth – $239,000 ***GEORGE EDWARDS 613-200-4485

346 Elliott Road, Tay Valley – $454,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

71 Wilson St. W., Perth – $384,500 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

106 Beckwith St. E., Perth – $247,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

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134 Brockville St. – $149,900 MLS® 884991

Between Perth and Smiths Falls. Beautiful renovated family home. Call today.

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574 County Rd. 5 – $149,900 MLS® 894371 Quaint 3 bedroom bungalow, wood floors, steel roof, outbuildings.

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd, 2:00-4:00 pm 7542 Hwy 15 Upscale bungalow nestled in the trees on 15.48 acres. Updated in 2006. Brand new n. gas furnace, sunken living rm with 12’ patio doors to rear yard. $569,900ÊUÊmls# 863885 Marly Burke

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207 Gore Street SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd, 2:00-4:00 pm Completely renovated 2 bdrm home in Almonte with 312 Flora Street 3 bdrm., 2 full bath, corner lot, lovely covered porch. Tons of finished basement and an indoor pool! On a quiet street character, hardwd, tile, crown molding, tin ceiling and more! with hardwood floors, 2 complete baths, many upgrades! $299,900ÊUÊmls# $219,900ÊUÊmls# 894451 Jason Coleman Robin Ferrill

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74 Bridge Street Over 2,000 sq.ft. in professional building. On main st. with plenty of parking and great street exposure. $189,900ÊUÊmls# 891702 Robin Ferrill

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103 Terraview Custom country estate on nicely landscaped 2 acre lot. Call John today. $659,900ÊUÊmls# 894287 John Coburn

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1:00-3:00 PM 140 Edey Drive, Queensway West Estates What a great neighbourhood!! Exciting 2 level 5 Bdr 3 Bth nestled on a private 1.36 Acre woodland setting. Unique sunlit open design, ideal for an active family, close to Beckwith School and Recreational facility. You will love the remodeled open concept Kit, with entertaining sized Island plus sunlit Lvg/ Dining area. The entertaining sized LL Family Rm with cozy heat efficient Woodstove will be a hit with your teenagers. PS; Wait until you see the 4 person whirlpool. LIGHT THE CANDLES AND ENJOY!! IMMEDIATE OCCUANCY. $319,900

Smiths Falls

Lisa Ritskes/Francine Rever

12 Jubilee St

Smiths Falls

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157 Elmsley St

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12:00pm-2:00pm 71 Wilson St W

205 Preston Drive, Carleton Place Looking for an awesome detached Workshop with Radiant floor heating, and a well appointed adult lifestyle 2 Bedrm 2 Bth Split Level Home. Great corner lot, well landscaped and ready to move in and enjoy. this is an amazing find.!! This home has had many fine upgrades; Hardwood floors, a cool MBR with a gas wall FFP and Patio doors that invite you to a private hidden Oasis with an amazing Salt Water Pool and expansive decking. Could life get any better? Immediate Occupancy MLS#871023 $309,500

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Perth

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Smiths Falls

Jennifer McCleery 613-285-5007

12:30pm-1:30pm 12 James St

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Francine Rever/Lisa Ritskes

107 Lorne St

Lisa Ritskes/Francine Rever

Smiths Falls

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A neighbourhood in transition

2096 Rosedale Rd Smiths Falls

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158

184 Golf Club Rd Smiths Falls

Linda McKenna 613-485-0576

2:00pm-3:00pm 26 Dufferin St

Jennifer McCleery 613-285-5007

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Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

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Montague

Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277

Smiths Falls

Lisa Brennan-Trudel 613-285-9646

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Carleton Place

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$249,000 Ready to move in, comfortable 3 br bungalow on a corner lot in Perth, gleaming hardwood floors in dining and living room, Berber carpeting in bedrooms, solid oak cabinetry, patio door to back deck, full length covered front porch, full unfinished basement, walls insulated and drywalled and high ceiling, gas furnace and central air, well maintained 8 year old home. MLS 895769

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34 CAROL CRES – $179,900

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Dir: 613-802-1932 Off: 613-498-2222 Kevin Grimes Broker of Record 613-283-2121

Jacalyn Feenstra Broker 613-283-2121

Rob Garvin Sales Representative 613-284-6968

Lisa Ritskes Sales Representative 613-285-6611

Francine Rever Sales Representative 613-285-7274

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Anna Kowalewski Sales Representative 613-875-7842

Andrea Geauvreau Sales Representative 613-296-3309

Wendy Hillier Broker 613-285-4476

Jessyka Auclair Sales Representative 613-283-2121

Jennifer McCleery Sales Representative 613-285-5007


REGIONAL NEWS

Connected to your community

New hybrid drive technology and old winter problems Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; At the recent Montreal International Auto Show, Honda and Acura, like most automakers represented, revealed some new models to the press and public. Unlike any other carmaker there, the technology they unwrapped demonstrated a very unique angle on performance power-trains which holds the promise of improved safety and handling on even the worst road conditions. Under the skin of the all-new 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid sedan is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first revolutionary three-electric-motor drive to enter the passenger automotive arena. Under the hood is a V6 engine mated to an electric hybrid motor and a seven-speed transmission rated at 377 hp. The rear wheels are powered by individual electric motors in a very radical transformation of Acuraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary SH-AWD (super handling all-wheel drive). This technology will also be found in the 2015 Acura NSX supercar when it makes its return next year. Acura is promising that this

advanced new hybrid powertrain will deliver 0-100 km/h times of a V8 powered machine but with NRCan fuel ratings of 6.8 L/100 km city and 6.3 L/100 km on the highway. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve road-tested the current versions of Acuraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SH-AWD in their sport utility and cross-over models and because of its ability to increase or decrease the power to individual road-wheels depending on traction and driver input, it provides one of the most sure-footed rides for the money. The use of electric wheel motors will improve the response times of these adjustments and make this vehicle almost impossible to lose traction or control. The extreme cold that is gripping our area in cycles this winter certainly plays havoc with just about every system and component on our vehicles. One of the more common failures shops are dealing with this winter is power steering fluid leaks. When the mercury drops to the icy depths weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced, the hydraulic fluid that automo-

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tive power steering systems use can exert higher pressures on lines, pumps, and steering gears. This can lead to leaks, but there are a few things you can do to minimize the risk and contain the damage. When you start your vehicle for a warm-up on a particularly frosty morning (temps at or below -25 degrees C, avoid overrevving the engine or moving the steering until the power-steering fluid has had a chance to circulate a bit. Unless the engine has fully warmed up, when you take off, take it easy and smooth on the turns until everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at operating temperatures. If you hear any unusual whining or groaning noises from the power-steering system, check the fluid level. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low, you risk damaging the

pump and other components not to mention the safety risk of losing steering assist. Before adding fluid, check your vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; manual to ensure you top it off with the correct type. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one last winter tip (hopefully for a while). This one my late father used to employ on his Ford. If you own an older diesel farm tractor and need to use it on a frosty morning and have had trouble with cold-starts before, consider keeping an approved container of diesel fuel in

a heated room (say around 20 L). Before trying an outdoor startup, pour the warmed fuel into the tractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tank (make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve left enough volume for the full 20 L.) This can reduce the risk of diesel fuel gelling. Make sure your warm storage area is properly ventilated and the container is secured and well away from an excessive heat source or open flames. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a

line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Question for the Car Counsellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always promise replies). Yours in service, Brian Turner

Annual Tapping Out Party March 8 Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Lanark and District Maple Syrup Producers annual Tapping Out Party for 2014 will be hosted by the Halladay family at Quabbin Hill Maple. The party will take place at 156 Quabbin Hill Rd. Mallorytown, the special event is on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is to celebrate the upcoming maple syrup season, and to promote the maple

syrup industry. Activities will include a ceremonial tree tapping at noon by BOBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakfast hosts Jamieson and Jenn, taffy on the snow, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face painting, an interactive educational display with the Kettle Boys, tour of the sugar house, maple baked goods for sale, walking tours of the sugar bush, (wagon rides available to and from the bush), and light lunch available. Directions: Take 401 exit 675

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ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY

SOCIAL NOTES ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY

BIRTH

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

“WE REMEMBER”

Bill and Nina Bligdon HAPPY 55TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY January 31, 2014 Your years have been blessed with good friends, family and great adventures. We wish you many more. Love, Vanessa, Terry, Annette, John, Jacob, Ashley, Samantha Mackenzie and Curtis BIRTHDAY

BIRTHDAY

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY Keith & Joan Cassell February 1st, 2014 Love; Chris, Debbie, Nicole, Emily, Brett, Abigail & Wade. Kevin, Marcy, Macy, Kaitlyn, Reba & Bronwyn. Brian, Stephanie, Danielle, Emma & Nathan. Scott, Cindy, Mason, Bailey, Tyler & Curtis.

RETIREMENT

RETIREMENT

HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY January 29, 2014 Nifty, Nifty she feels Fifty But, Lordy, lordy she is only Forty Love all your Family CARD OF THANKS

HAPPY RETIREMENT MARILYN LUCAS In celebration of her 49 years as a medical secretary Marilyn’s family are hosting an Open House February 8th at 1 pm at 114 Merrick St., Smiths Falls Best Wishes Only Please

RAINVILLE – Pete and Melissa Rainville along with new big brother Chase are happy to announce the birth of Kaelen James Rainville. Born on the very special birthday of his Uncle James, Kaelen arrived on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. and weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. Excitedly awaiting his arrival was Grandma Susan McGrath of Carleton Place and Mamere and Papere Marie and Lou Rainville along with Auntie JoAnn and Uncle David Myer all of Ottawa. Proudly looking down from heaven was Grandpa James McGrath and Uncle James Rainville. A huge thank you goes out to Dr. Muldowney and her team of absolutely wonderful nurses on the Maternity Ward at Smiths Falls Hospital. A special mention and thank you to Dr. Lawson for the care and concern leading up to Kaelen joining our family.

CARD OF THANKS

“WASN’T THAT A PARTY” You bet it was and what can we say but Thank You, Thank You all for coming and helping us celebrate our ‘50th’ wedding anniversary. We were so pleased to see all our family and friends there and some had come from many miles away. Thanking the Good Lord for helping us with the weather and making the travelling okay. Well first to thank our daughter and most precious gift from our 50 years, Bonnie, you did an amazing job. Allison Hamilton we love you and your wonderful family very much and your children have brightened our lives for the last few years. No party is complete without an “MC” and who else but Hugh, you’re great, what more can we say. As always she was there to help again with her talent and skill, Nora, yellow roses are my favourite. Thank you to all those long time friends we haven’t seen in forever and some that we see every day, we are so happy you were there. And of course, to two great friends, I’m so glad you’re not Gypsies’ anymore, Jack and Beryl. Thank you, also to those special girls at the counter and to “Johnny 5” for keeping us all moving. To all of you who could not be at our party and you know who you are, we missed you. With great love and thanks Donna and Harold Edwards

JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way of

saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying…“We Remember”.

JANUARY 30th 1994 - Singard, Rosina Maria 1996 - Sampson, Laura Jane 1999 - Greene, William Robert Grant 2000 - Cuerrier, Loretta T. 2011 - Bruce, Taylor Emmett JANUARY 31st 1978 - McIntosh, Mary Jane 1984 - Lindsay, Leo James 1988 - Reddy, Helen Elizabeth 2002 - Timmins, Eva Mary Elizabeth 2004 - Caldwell, Warden “Earl” 2005 - Morton, Stanley Hirst 2009 - O’Connell, Georgina Sharon 2009 - Gale, Alastair FEBRUARY 1st 1985 - Anderson, Charles William Scott FEBRUARY 2nd 1972 - Morrow, Joseph Richard 1976 - MacSpurren, Edward Patrick 1990 - Muskett, Alexander Smith 1996 - Julian, Eric Donald 2003 - Hannah, Glen Alan 2008 - Stewart, Douglas Charles 2009 - Nightingale, Enid 2013 - Perfitt, Sadie Emily Loretta FEBRUARY 3rd 1970 - Adams, Rebecca

1973 - Comba, Murray L. 1979 - Ritchie, Jean 1981 - Kent, Thomas Manly 1996 - McDonald, Mertie Etta 1998 - Price, John Frederick 1999 - Ashfield, Marjorie J. 2013 - James, Glenn Stanley FEBRUARY 4th 1970 - Bowes, Alan 1976 - Eckartt, Fredrick Edward 1982 - Shane, Cecil Leonard 1991 - Van der Meer, Ruurd (Roy) 1992 - McKittrick, Edith Margaret 1999 - Davidson, Dorothy Roseanne 2001 - Clement, Doris Mary 2002 - Millar, Wayne Morris 2003 - Potvin, Nancy Elizabeth 2008 - McLean, Stuart Campbell 2008 - Kastner, Konrad FEBRUARY 5th 1970 - Seward, Arthur 1978 - Botten, Alice Maud 1985 - Blackwell, Elsie 1993 - Elliott, Nancy Margaret 1998 - McDougall, Charles W. N. (Chuck) 2000 - Byrne, John Desmond 2005 - Kellough, John C. Willard 2013 - Ford, Richard George

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BURGESS In loving memory of our parents and grandparents, Ernie (January 3, 2011) and Irene (January 29, 2003). Sadly missed along life’s way, Never more than a thought away, Precious memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year. Forever in our hearts, Steve, Patricia, Corey, Cody and Kelsie

ENGAGEMENT

IN MEMORIAM

ENGAGEMENT

PERFITT, Sadie – In Memory of the Loving Matriarch of our family, our rock who passed away on Feb 2nd 2013. We know you are watching over us In everything we do, So, each day we will look towards heaven, And blow a gentle kiss to you. We will always love and miss you. Your Loving Family

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Cavalier Deacon David Cavalier

It is with profound sadness that the family of Deacon David Cavalier announces his passing at home on January 21, 2014, peacefully surrounded by their immense love and prayers. David was the beloved husband of Elaine (Blier) Cavalier; dearly loved and respected father of Jaana (Tyler) Brett, Claire (Peter) Oostrom, Jacob, Noah, Joseph, Jonah and David; and adored grandpa of Emma Brett. David will also be sadly missed by his dear brother, Paul (Patricia) Cavalier, and mother-in-law, Anne-Marie Blier, and by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends, all of whom he loved “phenomenally”. He was predeceased by his loving parents, Rev. Leslie and Frances (Thoms) Cavalier, and fatherin-law, Benoit (Pete) Blier. Deacon David was an Architecture graduate (Carleton University), graphic designer, and Professor of Architecture at Algonquin College. He touched the lives of many people in his role as husband, father, teacher, visionary, mentor, performer, singer, soccer coach, friend and most recently, as Deacon, serving at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Perth. His ordination as a Permanent Deacon on June 25, 2011, was a highlight along his life’s journey. He lovingly embraced his diaconal vocation, humbly serving the Lord and the Church to the fullest. David was filled with joy when he was welcomed as an Associate Deacon into the Madonna House Community on September 24, 2013. “Love ya!” Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, on Thursday, January 23, from 4-8 pm, and on Friday, January 24, from 12 noon until 4 pm. A Vigil Service was held in St. John the Baptist Church, 38 Wilson St. E., Perth, on Friday at 6:30 pm. Deacon Cavalier laid in state in the church on Friday evening, and on Saturday, January 25 from 9-10:30 am, prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Interment followed at St. John’s Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to the Cavalier Family Fund (cheques payable to “Elaine Cavalier” - TD Bank # 3410 Account # 630 4570) or to the Madonna House Apostolate in Combermere. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

IN MEMORIAM

ENGAGEMENT Brent & Darlene Munro and Ken & Pat Postma are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Trevor Munro and Jennifer Postma. Their wedding will take place in the Fall 2014. THE EMC - 25 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

JUDY MERPAW July 4, 1950 - January 30, 2011 No one could be more loving. She was thoughtful, her actions were always for others. To know her is to be blessed. A lady to treasure. You are forever loved and missed Graham and family

IN MEMORIAM

CURRAN, Isobell – In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away January 22, 2013. “Not just this day but every day remembered.” “Missed most by those who loved her best.” Sadly missed and always loved by husband Leonard Curran, children Shirley Donovan, Butch Curran, Donna Saywell, and the late Francis Edmunds, grandchildren and great grandchildren


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Buckingham

Peacefully on January 23, 2014 at the Smiths Falls Hospital two weeks shy of her 90th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Merlin Salter (2007) and from her first marriage Cameron MacPherson (1988). Loving mother of Ernest MacPherson, Lois (Late Arthur Taber) and Joan (Jack Rombouts). Last of the family of John and Vera Giff. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Debbie Taber, Julie Taber, Lisa Crozier (Shawn), Abby Johnson (Philip), Joel Schnurr (Catherine), Irena Morley and Stephanie Rombouts. Sisters-in-law Norma Laffin (late Stirling) and Jean Giff (late Bob). Sadly missed by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Dorothy, Helen (Abe Prescott) and brothers Harold, Clarence, Tommy, Ernie, Carlysle, Olyn, Bill, Robert and Francis. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 11 o’clock until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1:00 pm. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Smith, Kaye Dawn (Died January 26, 2014) Our angel passed peacefully to join her husband Arthur, her son Danny and daughter Dawn (Peter-surviving) on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. Cherished mother of Wesley (Michele) and Tauri (Kevin) Hall. Much loved “Nan” of Goddaughter Kourtney, Kody, Brett, Brooke, Matt, Conner, Scott, Laura and Krista and great-grandchildren Molly, Elliott and Clark. Loved by sisters Mona and Hazel and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Esther and Marg and brother Mervin. Kaye will be missed by her much loved canine companion “Beau”. Friends were invited to visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment at Capital Memorial Gardens in the spring. Donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Marc Marion and the Doctors and Nurses of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital I.C.U. www.barkerfh.com

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 two weeks before his 79th birthday. Beloved husband of Marguerite. Loving father of Debbie, Don (Jill), Vicki Belland (Steve) and Dale (Isabelle).Cherished grandfather of Cole, Brady and Mikayla Belland and Christopher Behn. Brother of Ada, and the late Mary and Gerald. Special friend of Rick Taylor, Leo and Judy Tessier and Frank and Alice Rideout. Don was a member of the West Ottawa Lions Club for 45 years and was a manager for the Royal Bank. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Carleton Place Hospital especially Dr. Spooner for all their excellent care. Friends may visit at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue, West, Carleton Place on Friday, January 31st, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 1st at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at the Carleton Place Legion. Donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute, Jesse’s Journey Research for DMD, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Ford “Sugar” Green

Jones, Kenneth (Died January 22, 2014) His passion for music was well known throughout the Ottawa Valley. Peacefully after a lengthy illness in Fairview Manor at Almonte, Ontario at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Dear father of Ron (Jolan) of Ashton and Angela of Kanata. Dear grandfather of Amanda (Cory), Zachary, Byron and Leah. Great-grandfather of Adaley. Survived by his brothers Richard (Bette) and Robert. Predeceased by his parents Edna and Robert Jones and his sister Joan. Friends were invited to the funeral service at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. David Andrew officiating. No visitation. Spring interment at St. James Anglican Cemetery. Donations to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation or Fairview Manor would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Fairview Manor for their compassionate care of Ken. www.barkerfh.com

BARDEN, Audrey Ethel Muriel (English War Bride) (Brownie Leader for over 50 years) Passed away peacefully on January 20, 2014 in the Rosamond Wing of the Almonte General Hospital. Audrey (nee Rogers) Of Almonte, in her 89th year. Dear wife to the late John. Cherished mother of Roger (Beth), the late Sylvia Croswell and the late Steve. Motherin-law of Larry Croswell. Proud “Grandma” of Judy (John), Bruce, Andrew (Theresa), Jennifer (Scott) and seven great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Rowland (the late Barbara) of Axminster, Devon, England. Private family graveside service in the Auld Kirk Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Audrey may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation - Rosamond Wing. A special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Almonte General Hospital for their care and support. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

COLLINS Eleanor (Cassell) (Hogan)

Syme Anne Taylor Syme

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Passed away peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Ford Melbourne Green at the age of 85. Ford is predeceased by his first wife Glenna (nee Davis) and his son Russell Green. Beloved husband of Rose Demers. Loving father of Glen (Beth) Green, Heather (Keith) Dorken, Rick (Ginette) and Jim Green. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Kaitlin, Melissa (Jason), Kevin, Ashley (Wayne), Shannon (Shane), Justin and Dylan (Krinda). He will be sadly missed by his 5 great-grandchildren, and his daughters-in-law Debbie and Teri Green. “Pops” will be fondly remembered by Rose’s family, including her children Brian (Karen), Patsy, Larry (Francine), Michael (Dianne), Caroline (Luke), Bruce and Wayne (Sherley), as well as Rose’s entire extended family, and his friends in Smiths Falls and Ottawa. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to Heart & Stroke or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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On January 23, 2014, Anne Taylor Syme died peacefully at the Ottawa Queensway Carleton Hospital with her family by her side. She was 103 and lived alone at her home until the last 3 weeks. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Syme, loving mother of Douglas Syme and the late Rev. Robert Syme. Dear mother-in-law of Elspeth Syme and the late Rev. Ruth Syme. Much loved grandmother of Jocelyn (Bruce), Scott (Carolyn), Geoff (Cecilia), Jennifer (Dale), Alison (Marty), Chris (Melissa), Hilary (Craig), Matthew (Elizabeth) and Peter. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was born in Hartney Manitoba and spent most of her adult life in Montreal and St. Lambert. She went back to work when she was 46 as a part owner and Director of Taylor Evans furniture manufacturer in Montreal where she retired at the age of 69. She was very active in the Daughters of the Nile temple in Montreal raising money for the Shriners Hospitals (www. shrinershospitalsforchildren.org). She was Queen of her Temple in 1976. Her most lasting legacy will be the affect she had on her grandchildren and in particular she was a role model for her granddaughters. There will be a memorial service in Montreal in late May at the Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Shriners Hospitals or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors (613)267-3765 www.blairandson.com Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Laura ‘Mary’ Buckingham (nee Craven), age 91, of Perth Ontario, passed away in hospital after a brief illness on January 26th, 2014. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Wallace in 2010, and her brother David Craven in 2009. Mary was the cherished aunt of Ronald (Linda) Craven, Kenneth (Lucy Slykerman) Craven, Charles (Susan) Buckingham, Alexander (Grace) Buckingham, Elizabeth (John) Stephenson, Margie (Pat) Coombs, Karyn (John) Kennedy, Cathy Buckingham, Kim Kinnear, Colleen Buckingham and Stephen Buckingham. Mary was born in Medicine Hat Alberta on February 26th, 1922. She served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII and later worked as Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Air Canada. Mary and Donald married on September 18th, 1951. They enjoyed skiing in the Laurentians, boating on the St. Lawrence and travelling across North America in their recreational vehicles. The family would like to thank Mary’s close friends and especially Malcolm and Esther MacDiarmid for their support throughout the past four years. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Friday, January 31st, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., followed by a funeral service in the chapel. Reception will follow the service in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment in the afternoon, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. In remembrance, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St. W. Perth, Ontario, K7H 2K1 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DUPUIS, Anna Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital with loved ones by her side on Saturday morning, January 25th, 2014. Anna Mildred Dupuis of Arnprior; formerly of Kingston at the age of 83 years. Dear daughter of the late Cleary Judge and the late Teresa Fitzgerald. Beloved wife of the late John Eugene Dupuis) (May 3, 1998). Dearly loved mother of Paul (Darlene) of Campbellford; Donna Laplante of White Lake and Laurie Dupuis (Kevin Still) of Arnprior. Cherished and proud “Gram” of Kelsey Laplante and J.P. Dupuis. Dear sister of Sheila Gane (Fred) of Kingston. Predeceased by 3 sisters: Helen, Thelma and Stella as well as her only brother, Jerry. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday morning, January 29th from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass was held in St. Philip Neri Church, Toledo, Ontario on Wednesday at 12 o’clock noon. A reception will follow. Spring interment Parish Cemetery. In memory of Anna, a donation the Arnprior, Braeside and McNab Seniors at Home Program or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Eleanor. She will be sadly missed by her husband Thomas Collins. She will be forever loved and remembered by her daughters, Patricia (the late Thomas) Saunders of Smiths Falls, Rose Marie Hogan of Oshawa, Cyndi (Brent) Kinch of Jasper and Karen Minnie (Jen) of Brockville. She was the much loved Nana of Thomas (Erin), Nahum, Cale, Amanda, Ryan and Jason (Keesha). She leaves to mourn her sister Kathleen (late Gerald) Fulcher, and her brothers Garnet (Isobel), Donald (Mary), Richard, Hudson and sister-in-law Olive Cassell. She will be fondly remembered by Ron Hogan. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Rosie Cassell, her sister Della Cross and her brother Ross. She will be fondly remembered by her step grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, extended family and her dear friends. Cremation took place on January 14, 2014 at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home in Bowmanville, ON. At the request of Eleanor no service will be held but rather a Celebration of Her Life/Memories Lunch will be held at the Smiths Falls Salvation Army Church on February 1, 2014 at 1 pm. Donations can be made in memory of Eleanor at the Smiths Falls Salvation Army Church, 251 Brockville Street, Smiths Falls, ON or call 613-283-3563. IN MEMORIAM

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JOYNT – In loving memory of a loving brother and sister-in-law Lional (Ike) Joynt, Dec. 29, 1993 and his wife Shirley (Geary) Joynt, July 26, 2007. Remembrance is a golden chain, Death tries to break, but all in vain. To have, to love, and then to part, Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart. Time may wipe away many things, But this they wipe out never, The memory of those happy days, When we were all together. Inez and Gib


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BALLANCE Richard Mansel Suddenly at home on Friday, January 24, 2014 in his 72nd year. Loving husband of Louise Ballance. Dear brother of Cecil Ballance. Beloved son-in-law of Marg Elliott. Cherished brother-inlaw of Allan Elliott. Predeceased by his parents Merlin and Hazel Ballance and his sister Sheila. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 12 noon until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2 o’clock. Interment will take place in the spring at Merrickville Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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COADY, Carmel - In remembrance of a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who left this earth, January 31, 2013. Months have passed day by day, It is now one year since she went away. Though her smile is gone forever And her hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories Of the one we loved so much. Her memory is our keepsake With which we will never part. God has her in His keeping, We have her in our hearts. Life is not forever … our love is. Doug, Deb, Erin, Michael, Maya, Zachery and Emma

McNAMEE, Peter – In loving memory of Pete my soulmate who passed away February 4, 2013. You’ve just walked on ahead of me And I’ve got to understand You must release the ones you love And let go of their hand. I try and cope the best I can But I’m missing you so much If only I would see you And once more feel your touch. Yes, you just walked on ahead of me Don’t worry I’ll be fine But now and then I swear I feel your hand slip into mine. Love and miss you Mary

Hilda Vivian Peacefully at Rosebridge Manor, Eastons Corners, on Thursday January 23rd, 2014. Hilda Olmstead (nee Dillabough) age 93 of Jasper. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Olmstead. Dear mother of Gwen Weir of Delta. Loving grandmother of Laurie Weir of Delta and Stephen Weir (Danielle) of Brockville. Special great-grandmother of Emalee Mussell and Sophia Weir. Dear sister of Muriel McDougall (Jim) of Brockville and Jean Black (Arthur) of Toledo. Also survived by 2 half-brothers and one half-sister, Earl Dillabough (Marlene), Jack Dillabough (Jan) and Shirley Tobin all of Prescott. Predeceased by a son-in-law, Dwayne Weir of Delta, sister, Edith Johnston of Brockville, and a half-brother, Garnet Dillabough of Prescott. In keeping with Hilda’s wishes, cremation will take place and a Private Grave-Side Service will be held at Lehigh’s Cemetery in the spring. In memoriams to Rosebridge Manor or the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at: www.judsonfuneralhome.ca Judson Funeral Home 613-924-2626.

Allan Earl Dunfield Feb. 03/2008 - Six years No matter how I spend my day. No matter what I do. Before I close my eyes at night, I always think of you. In my thoughts and in my heart. Miss you Love always Alice McDOUGALL, Harold, 1922-2013 – In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away February 3, 2013. No one knows our heartaches, Only those who have lost can tell, Of the grief that we bear in silence, For the one we loved so well. Sunshine passes, shadows fall, Loves remembrance outlasts all. And though the years be many or few, They are filled with remembrance of you. Sadly missed Lois and family

Casselman Mary Ann Jessie Casselman (Spotton)

Mary Ann Jessie (Spotton) born in Chesterville, Ontario, June 14, 1915 passed away on Friday, January 17th, 2014 in her 99th year, at Fairview Manor in Almonte. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas Spotton and Josephine (Boisclair), her husband Russell Leland, sons Gary and Kenneth, sisters Evelyn Labelle, Dorothy Labelle, Katie Spotton and brother Leonard Spotton. Jessie is survived by her son Wayne Gene (Eileen) of Ashton, 6 grandchildren Sean, Angela, Rick, David, Carl and Megan and several great grandchildren. She was the eldest and last survivor of the “Thomas Spotton Line”. Jessie and Russell were married November 30, 1938 in Cornwall, Ontario. Many thanks to the staff at Fairview Manor. A private service will be held at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville in the Spring. Arrangements are in care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth, Ontario (613)267-3765. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Peter Joseph Wilson Carty September 7th, 1981 - January 31st, 2005 Words can not explain how a family can cope with the loss of a child no matter their age, we can only attempt to deal with and struggle threw our daily life with the gap that it left in our family circle. No one expects to lose a child before they have passed themselves. We always hear when you have had a loss, that time heals everything, I think that coping with the loss of a family member of a good age is what they meant. You can know that they had a good long life and many opportunities in their life, raising a family, travel, financially being able to enjoy life. A child is just looking forward to every part of their life not thinking anything can go wrong, waiting for all the wonders of the world they can experience and accomplish, raising a family, how does a parent explain to them that cancer will take them before any of that can be accomplished. There are many challenges in life that we are made to deal with but losing a child is not one that gets easier to deal with, it does not get better. Peter we love you and will never forget what a special son you were Until we are together again. Love Mom, Dad and Kurt

IN MEMORIAM BURGESS In loving memory of our Mom (Grandma) Irene (January 29, 2003), Dad (Grandpa) Ernie (January 3, 2011), Brother Allan (February 14, 2012) and Niece Irene (December 28, 2012)

COADY, Carmel - In loving memory of our dear Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma who passed away January 31, 2013. One year has passed since that sad day, When the one we loved was called away. God took her Home, It was His will, But in our heartsm She liveth still. Deep in our hearts lies a picture, Of a loved one laid to rest, In memories frame we shall keep it, Because she was one of the best. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed Donnie, Julie, Greg and Shyanna

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Carolyn Hughes January 29, 2013 We celebrate the anniversary of the birth into Heaven of the most generous Mom and friend, whose passion, intellect and every activity was about being attentive to our welfare, our learning, our having fun, our being creative and constructive like she always was. We thank you Mom, and for still being there for us. We remember and are there for you too. Michael and Bryan And all those who love you.

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We often visit your resting place And we often speak your names Remembering you can cause a smile, bring laughter or a tear These are precious keepsakes with which we’ll never part Forever loved and remembered Keith, Barb, Lisa & Dwight

SCOLLAN – Billy, January 23, 1987 and Lois January 31, 2001. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard but always there, Still missed, still loved, still very dear. The Scollan Family

GLENN JAMES February 3, 2013 Though you’re no longer with us Everyday we find In one way or another You’re always in our mind. We might hear a piece of music And at once our minds are stirred Back to a treasured moment All of us have shared. We never try to stop them We let them just flow through It’s just our way of spending time Once again with you. Forever loved and never to be forgotten Wife Helen, Kevin, Judy, Steven and families

LACKEY, John Cecil (Jack) – In loving memory of our dear father who left us January 30, 1994. Although your smile is gone forever And your hand we can no longer touch We still have wonderful memories of a Dad we loved so much. Please know you will never be forgotten Though on earth you are no more In our memories you will live forever Always loved as you were before. Many think the wound inside will heal But, little do they know, the sorrow we still conceal. So Dear God please take a message To our Dad in heaven above Tell him how much we miss him And give him all our love. Sadly missed and always loved by his Children and Grandchildren

McGREGOR, Joan – In loving memory of a dear mother, partner, daughter, grandmother and great-grandmother Joan, who passed away January 29, 2010. A beautiful memory dearer than gold, Whose worth can never be told. There is a place in our hearts No one can ever fill, We miss you now and always will. As the years come and go, The pain lingers on, Still can’t believe that you’re really gone. To anyone who still has their Mom, Treat her with special tender care, You will never know the heartache, As when you turn and she is not there. Our family chain was broken, That cold and nasty day, But one thing we know for sure, Is “TY” put Nanny under his wing, And off they went to a quiet place In heaven where only the best get sent. XO XO XO Love always Mother (Irene) Partner (Bob) and loving children Janice, Randy, Sandy and famlies

IN MEMORIAM BURNS, Raymond and David - In loving memory of our brothers who passed away: David, January 8, 2012, Raymond February 17, 2008. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper for you both to hear That we still love you dearly And wish that you were here. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain, To walk beside us all our lives Until we meet again. Love always Brothers, Sisters and families

Russell Needham February 1, 2012

Two years have flown by, Since you were called away, You have a beautiful granddaughter now, She would steal your heart away. This month comes with sad regret, It brings a day we’ll never forget, No one knows the grief we bear, When our family meets and you’re not there. Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away, Our lives have gone on without you, And nothing is the same. Dad, when you said you wouldn’t be around, We hated to believe it could be true, How could we allow ourselves to even imagine, Saying goodbye to you. Although it was hard for us to see and hear, How you did not want to suffer anymore, We felt relief as we watched you pass, We are so proud of you!

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LUMSDEN – In memory of our precious daughter and sister. No further away than a picture, A smile or remembered phrase, Rhonda lives in memory, So close in so many ways. For how often does a sunset Bring nostalgic thoughts to mind, Of moments that she shared in days now left behind. Yes, memory has a magic way Of keeping Rhonda near, Even close in mind and heart, Are memories we hold most dear. God called her home January 17, 1989 Always missed by Ron, Shirley, Rick, Ann, Randy, Betty, and friends


IN MEMORIAM FIELDING, Donald (Dick) - In loving memory of my husband who passed away Feb. 4, 2002. To us you were so special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. They say that time heals everything, But we know that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so, We miss you just as much today As we did twelve years ago. Love always Gladys

GARDINER, Kenneth E.G. - In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, who passed away January 30, 2004. As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near. Treasured thoughts of times together, Hold memories that last forever. Forever loved Lorena, Linda, Ian and Greg GREENE, Grant January 30, 1999 Fondly loved and deeply mourned; Heart of my heart, I miss you so; Often my darling my tears will flow, Dimming your picture whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;er I go, Tis sad but true, I will abide, until some day weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be side by side. Loving wife, Betty GREENE, Grant January 30, 1999 There is a face that haunts us ever, And a voice which brought us cheer; And a smile weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll forever remember, When in silence we dry every tear. Sons and Daughters

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IN MEMORIAM LEE - In loving memory of my dear grandson Adam. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been four long years since that sad day, When my precious grandson was called away. God took him Home to His Heavenly rest, Proved to me He always takes the best. Always smiling, happy, content, A friend to all wherever he went. Special smile, special face And in my heart a special place. From a happy life came a sudden end He died as he lived, Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend. My heart still aches with sadness Silent tears still flow, What it meant to lose him, No one will ever know. Sadly missed, forever loved, Grandma Lee

IN MEMORIAM PERFITT - In loving memory of my dear friend Sadie who passed away one year ago today, February 2, 2013. Make new friends But keep the old, One is silver, The other gold. Always remembered Elsie RUPERT, Margaret Rose - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a year since you left your sister and friends We think of you often and miss you dearly. Never forgotten Your sister Alice SONNENBURG - In loving memory of our dear father, Irwin Arnold who passed away January 27, 1973. No words we speak can ever say How much we miss you every day. Sadly missed and always remembered by Janice, Randy, Sandy

PERFITT - In loving memory of a dear friend Sadie, who passed away February 2, 2013. There is a link death cannot sever, Love and remembrance last forever. Sadly missed Carol and Ron

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IN MEMORIAM WRIGHT, Lorne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mortâ&#x20AC;?In loving memory of a special husband and father who passed away January 31, 2005. Nine years have passed since you have been gone, But only in body, not in spirit. You will be in our hearts forever. God took you from us which seemed the only way, Sacrificed your life to rid your pain and give you peace. Words cannot express how much we miss you and long for the day we will join you. Luv always Bonnie, Julie and John (Tyson), James and Shelley (Jayden), Tim and Karen (Shawn and Alyssa)

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4x5 round bales of hay for I am looking for good old- sale. Stored under cover. Place area. er light truck, car or van Carleton in fare condition for cash. 613-253-8006. (613)449-1668. 4x5 round bales of hay. COMMERCIAL RENT Stored outside. You pickup. 613-267-6362. Balderson Cafe, 30 seat VEHICLES completely equipped restaurant for rent. Available 2007 Kia Rondo EX, February 1. Gerry 225,000 km. 6 cylinders. 613-278-0088. We repair, modify or Dark grey, light grey interidemolish any size or. Non-smoking, mostly Building/warehouse/shop of structure. highway kilometers. space to rent, Hwy 7 Salvaged buildings, $3,700. Call Jeff at Carleton Place, 3,200 sq. timber and logs for sale. 613-258-9958. ft. Available February 1. Various size buildings. Call for information Fully insured. Assortment of used tires, 613-913-1213. 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. John Denton Carleton Place, downSummers, all-season and Contracting town, 2 stores, 761 sq. ft. snows. Also used car Cell (613)285-7363 $650. 1000 ft. $875. Also parts. Gord 613-257-2498. Gibson Center, good commercial office space, 900, Relief milking, reliable, Chev Cavalier, 2005, excellent working condition, experienced. Will milk 1200, 3000 sq. ft. no rust, new battery, ther- within 40 kms. of Almonte. 613-257-5711. mostat, brakes, front tires. 613-256-4798. 121,500 km, $2,250. 613-283-2230. HALL RENTAL

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3 bedroom, newer executive home with view of Dalhousie Lake. Access to public beach, 5 appliances included, main floor master with ensuite, rent 1 bedroom apt. Down- $1,100 per month. Protown Perth. $775 utilities pane heat and utilities exincluded. Fridge, stove in- tra. Respectfully, no cluded. 613-267-6115. smoking, no pets. 613-264-0002. 1 bedroom, second floor apartment, Balderson. Almonte- 2 private rooms Fridge, stove, heat and hy- $480.00 and 1 private dro included. $900/month. room with private bathNo pets. First and last re- room $560.00; Carleton quired. Gerry Place- two 1 bedroom apts 613-278-0088. $670.00 pay util.; Commercial, retail space 1 bedroom upstairs apt. $650.00 plus util.; Indoor Central location, Carleton and outdoor parking and Place. Fridge and stove in- storage. 613-253-7777. cluded. First and last months rent and good ref- Almonte, 211 Ottawa erences required. $650 Street, 1 bedroom 2nd plus heat and hydro. No floor apartment. $575 plus heat and hydro. pets. 613-257-4627. 613-256-3513. Available 2 bedroom, 2nd storey February 1. apt. in Smiths Falls. Laundry hookup. Large storage Available immediately 2 unit at parking. $700/mth, bdr condo with riverview pay own hydro. Gas heat in downtown Brockville. included. Call $1,200.00 plus utilities and parking. 613-812-1400. 343-264-2124 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment. Perth. Heat, Bachelor suite- between water, fridge, stove, park- Perth/Carleton Place, extra ing, yard. Coin laundry in large furnished, washer, basement. $700/month dryer, Feb. 1. No pets. No $600/month. plus hydro. Available smoking. R e f e r e n c e s . January 1. 613-267-6617. 613-326-0366, 2 bedroom apartment, 613-618-2662. Carleton Place. 4 appliances and parking. Carleton Place, 1 bed$800/month plus heat and room, $665/mo + util. hydro. References, first Quiet secure building overand last month required. looking park & river. (Parking/Laundry includ613-257-2087. ed) Available March 1. required. 2 bedroom apt. Perth. References call John Newly renovated. 2 appli- Please ances, water and parking. 613-253-7068 Laundry facilities available. Pet and smoke free. Carleton Place, apartment Available Feb. 1; Bachelor downtown, stairs, first/last apt. newly renovated. 2 month rent, references, no no pets. appliances, water, parking. smoking, Laundry facilities available. 613-867-1905. 613-267-5651 after 6 p.m. Code Apartments. Smiths 2 bedroom apt. Perth. Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 Upper level. Balcony, laun- bedroom in clean, quiet, dry room. Heat included. adult building. Fridge, Parking. $725 plus hydro. stove, parking, laundry faFirst/last. References. cilities. (613)283-7779. 613-868-5323. Downtown Smiths Falls. 2 2 Bedroom Mobile home, bedroom. Over Rob Roy’s 1 km from Perth, 4 appli- Pub, 30 Beckwith St. Heat, ances included, heat & hy- hydro, water and parking dro extra. $700/month. included. Available Feb. 1/14. 613-284-1736. Available immediately. 613-278-0620. House for rent Oxford 2 level 3 bedroom home. Mills area, $1,000/month, 6 years new in sought af- first, last and references ter neighbourhood min- required. 613-269-4237. utes to Perth. Great room Immediate occupancywith gas fireplace. Great multiple apartments in working kitchen. Main Carleton Place. Rent negofloor master with ensuite tiable. Call 613-612-2727. and walk-in closet. Main floor laundry/powder Kemptville- 2 bedroom room. Upper level 2 large upstairs apt. Available at bedrooms and 4 piece Sandy Mountain. No pets. bath. Partially finished First, last, references rebasement and cozy family quired. $850/mth. includes room. 2 car garage. heat, hydro, fridge, stove, $1,500/mth plus utilities. parking. 613-989-2100. To view 613-264-0002. Kemptville- brand new, 2 (2)2 bedroom apartments bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms in Perth, fridge and stove contemporary condo terincluded, 670 and $795 race home in desirable 1138 plus hydro. Call neighbourhood. sq.ft. many upgrades. 613-267-6115. Close to hospital, schools, 3 bedroom condo. Smiths hiking tails and shopping. Falls, close to shopping Condo fees, water and mall. Available March 1. parking spot are included. 6 1 3 - 2 5 3 - 4 2 7 4 , Gas and hydro extra. 6 1 3 - 2 5 7 - 7 9 0 8 , $1,300/mth. Call Mike 613-614-2914. 613-325-0754. 1 bedroom apt. 15 min. east of Perth. $650 plus heat. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. 613-267-6115.

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Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010.

Newly renovated, very large 1/2 house, 1 bedroom. Country setting by water, near Balderson. $880/mth. Heat included. Basic hydro. 613-795-1981.

Room- Located in the heart of Perth near the Perth Pool. Walking distance to Algonquin College and all essential services. Room and house privileges available in a 4 bedroom house shared with other tenants. House has full basement with newly renovated bathroom. Washer and dryer available in basement. House is completed with yard, deck, and shed. Available January 1st, 2014. $550/month Utilities Included (Water, Heat, Air Conditioner, Hydro). No Pets. No smoking in house. Contact: 613-264-8565 After 7 p.m.

Large, century brick home, 3 plus bedrooms, den, family kitchen, diningroom, fireplace, big lot. Carleton Place. Carpeted, hardwood. $1445/mth. plus. 613-257-5711. Merrickville, $975. References required. Quiet, private, bright, furnished or unfurnished. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom (queen), A/C, patio, parking, 4 minute walk to downtown. No smoking, no pets. 613-269-2964. Merrickville, 1 bedroom spacious, luxury apartment, newly renovated, 10’ ceilings, hydro massage soaker tub in large bathroom with separate standup shower, real slate and hardwood floors, 5 stainless steel appliances. Heat, hydro, storage and parking included. No smoking. No pets. Available February 1. $1,100/month. Leave a message 613-720-4328. Merrickvillecentral, 2-storey, 1 bedroom plus loft apartment, 2 bathrooms, newly renovated, parking, washer and dryer. Water included. Hardwood floors. $1,000/month plus heat and hydro. 613-608-6033. Serious enquiries only please. Newly renovated, 2 bedroom house, Carleton Place. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro, parking, washer and dryer included $1,200/month. No pets, no smoking, first, last, references. 613-621-2299, leave message. Newly renovated 2 bedroom, sunny apartment. Sunset Towers, Perth. Available immediately. 613-267-0567.

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Perth- 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, $620/month and $700/mth, in modern, well maintained, centrally located building. Security/intercom system, modern, professionally maintained, laundry facilities. Parking included. Plus hydro. (613)298-2983. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, adult building. 10 Craig St. Fridge, stove, parking and laundry facilities. $820/month + utilities. Available February 1. Phone 613-283-5996.

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom apartment, $860/month includes heat and hydro. Available January 1. 613-264-8380. Shared accommodations, female preferred, sunny upper floor in beautiful country home, near Franktown. Includes private living area, balcony and bedroom, $550 inclusive. 613-284-9832. Smiths Falls. Available immediately. Large 1 bedroom apt. Heat included. $660/mth. 613-283-7000. Smiths Falls- available immediately. Nice 2 bedroom apt. Downtown. Heat included. $725/mth. 613-283-7000.

Smiths Falls. Bachelor apartment, available May 1, no pets, no smoking, Perth, 2 bedroom apart- single female preferred. ment in quiet security Call Graham building. Well looked after. 613-283-0865. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. Smiths Falls- bachelor $795/month plus hydro. apt. $575/mth all inclusive. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Available immediately. Clean, cozy apt. 613-889-3017. Perth- 2 bedroom house with yard and parking, in Smiths Falls. Nice 2 bedtown. Available April 1. room upstairs apartment. Fridge and stove included. Fridge, stove, back yard, $900 plus heat and hydro. parking, non-smoking, no 613-264-8143. pets, first and last. $755 plus hydro. 613-342-0829, Perth- 3 bedroom house please leave message. with yard and small shop, Smiths Falls- small room in town. Available March for rent. $300/mth. 1. Fridge and stove includ- Available Feb. 1. Mature ed. $1050 plus heat and working person. No pets. hydro. 613-264-8143. Call 613-283-5882 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Perth, large, bright 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. REAL ESTATE Close to stores and other amenities. Laundry, storage locker and parking available. Ample kitchen Farm Land 80 Acres of cabinets and closet space. Tile Drain Farm Land, Private balcony. Fridge Richmond/ North Gower and stove provided. Please area. Call 613-489-2001 or 613-880-0494 call 613-264-0002. Perth- Nice 2 bedroom apartment in town, $800/month plus utilities, seniors preferred. 613-267-5746.

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LUXURY APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a 1 bedroom unit available, as well as a couple of 2 bedroom, one bathroom units. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library, and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-267-6980

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One month free rent! Brand new 2 and 3 bedroom terrace home condos with stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, ceramic tile and ceramic back splash and much more in desirable neighbourhood. Across from the hospital. $1,250-$1,400/mth. Water, condo fees and 1 parking spot included. Heat and hydro extra. Move-in today. For more information call Mike 613-325-0754 or 613-366-2007.

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Loveseat; Walker; Steam Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry Cleaner. 613-283-6356. seasoned hardwood or Pellet stove, wood pellets, softwood from $50/face electronic ignition, digital cord. Phone Greg Knops cell control panel, excellent (613)658-3358, working condition, selling (613)340-1045. for health reasons. $1,200. Firewood for sale. Ready 613-283-2230. to burn. Minimum order Quality tread mill. 2 years required. 613-257-5095. old, never used. $500. 613-466-0512. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS UP TO 60% OFF!30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100,80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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“Pines” Bargain- Private Sale. Three bedroom bungalow, exceptionally maintained, updates, family kitchen, fireplaces, gas, new bathroom. Low heating costs. Reduced to sell. $236,000.00. Call Charlie 613-285-6989.

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HELP WANTED DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Guaranteed 40 hour work week + overtime, paid travel, lodging, meal allowance, 4 week’s vacation/excellent benefits package. Must be able to have extended stays away from home for three months at a time. Experience Needed: Valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrakes, commercial driving experience. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers, FastTRACK Application. Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $ 1 1 . 0 0 - $ 1 4 . 0 0 / h r. (613)489-3993 or elitecleaning@storm.ca HELP WANTED - LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED!!! Simple & Flexible HomeBased work. 100% Genuine Opportunity. F/T & P/T. Very Easy No experience Required. Income is Guaranteed! No Fees www.AvailableHelpWanted.com

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613-273-5000 Cottage Resort Business: 14 furnished clean and tidy rental cottages, over 800’ of great shoreline. 7 room owners home. $735,000 includes 10 boats, 10 motors, all furnishings. 100 Acre Hillside Productive Farm: Huge dairy barn and 10 room red brick farm house. Small maple bush, 1000’ road frontage. $224,900. Owner anxious. Fixer Upper: Popular Village sturdy 3 bedroom home on huge lot with small barn/garage. Several trees. Owner will accept $59,000 o.b.o. with $4,900 down. Napanee area: Streamside attractive 4 bedroom 2 storey spacious 1-1/2 bathroom, clean and tidy farmhouse on treed acre plus waterfront lot, just minutes from Napanee. $179,000. Perfect village 1200 sq.ft. spacious like new bungalow. Fully finished lower level. Large master bedroom with ensuite. Lot 300’ deep x 90’ frontage. Bargain priced at $163,000.

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All are permanent positions with benefits, pension plans etc. In a variety of industries and locations. 20 Industrial Labour positions in Perth, Ontario. 12 Hour Continental shifts. Starting wage $13.00. Shift premiums. For following Areas Brockville, Cornwall, Perth Smiths Falls 1) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall Industrial Electrician-Certified-2-5 yrs. exp.(several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 2) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall industrial millwright- Certifies 2-5 yrs. exp. (several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 3) Smiths Falls Area- Sales & leasing representative Automotive Industry – 2 positions (commission-bonus-2000 monthly) 4) Cornwall/Hawkesbury: Purchaser – 50K to be discussed 5) Cornwall- 4 perm positions – Recycling Industry- 2 supervisor (night shift) & 2 Industrial mechanics (night & day shift) salary starts 28 and hour and up depends on experience. 6) Perth- Environmentalist- (Industrial) 60-75K 7) Perth- Lean Leader (Industrial) 60-80k Experience base 8) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: Plumber 9) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: (Industrial) Calibration Technician 10) Perth: IT professional (PT): Industrial environment 11) Permanent opportunity 3 Production operations - $28 an hour start/Pension 100% benefit (Perth & Carleton Area) 12) Temporary to Perm opportunity in Prescott Area - 12 Hour Continental Shifts, $15 an hour, shift per diems, Clean CRC 13) 20 temporary positions in Kingston, 7 pm - 7 am shift, Industrial Cleaners, Clean CRC Please contact Julie Running at 613-342-0250 and create online profile at www.manpowerjobs.com brockville.on@manpower.com www.manpower.com

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The Mississippi Mills Public Library is looking for a Part Time Branch Services Supervisor who is dynamic, community-focused and has the experience to introduce new initiatives that are responsive to community and patron needs. The hours are 23 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends are required. DUTIES Working in the Pakenham Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library and under the direction of the CEO/Chief Librarian: â&#x20AC;˘ acts as supervisor for branch services â&#x20AC;˘ is responsible for providing public library services including circulation duties, readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisory and reference support, collection maintenance, social media â&#x20AC;˘ troubleshoots technology â&#x20AC;˘ with our team plans and oversees programmes and community outreach â&#x20AC;˘ supports special grant projects or programmes (for example, summer students, tech tutors, literacy tutors) â&#x20AC;˘ assists with selection of adult materials â&#x20AC;˘ assists with the training of new staff â&#x20AC;˘ organizes and directs Pakenham Branch staff and volunteers â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as assigned

80 Dufferin St. Perth, Ont. K7H 3A7 Telephone (613) 267-6763 Fax (613) 267-1312

Produce Manager Key Responsibilities Responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the Produce department including: ordering, merchandising, customer service and labour scheduling. â&#x20AC;˘ Promote and support superior customer relations in a professional manner. â&#x20AC;˘ Promote and increase sales through effective merchandising techniques, suggestive selling and attractive product presentation. â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure that department budgets are met through efficient operation of the Produce department (includes gross profit, wage cost, operational expenses and inventory) are maintained. â&#x20AC;˘ Provide direction and support to Produce staff as necessary. â&#x20AC;˘ Adhere to company standards and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed. â&#x20AC;˘ Responsible for all aspects of Employee relations including, Interviewing, Hiring, Training and the on-going Development and Motivation of the team. â&#x20AC;˘ Adhere to strict cleaning schedule ensuring a high level of cleanliness and sanitation standards. â&#x20AC;˘ Perform Duty Manager function up to 2 nights per week and on weekends and holidays. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS. â&#x20AC;˘ Two year Library Technician Diploma with relevant experience in a public library setting or equivalent combination of education and experience â&#x20AC;˘ Successful experience in a public library setting with some supervisory experience; demonstrated progressive responsibility â&#x20AC;˘ Proficiency in windows based computer system/software, spreadsheet software and social media tools is required; experience with library circulation systems/software is preferred. â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent oral and written communications skills â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent public relations skills; tact, resourcefulness, flexibility and ability to perform well under stress â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work as part of a team

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Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 5 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock noon on Friday, January 31, 2014. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.

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Ms. Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian Tel: 613.256-1037 Fax: 613.256-4887 Email: pharris@mississippimills.ca

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Three (3) to Five (5) years experience and a sound working knowledge of the Produce Department. Must be available to work up to 2 (two) nights per week including weekends and holidays. Previous management/leadership experience in the retail industry is an asset. Courses in merchandising or business management would be an asset. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Systems skills (Email, Elvis, and P.C. applications).

Job Posting Notes Thank you for your interest, however due to the volume of resumes only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline for applications is February 6, 2014. Contact Information Matthew Barnabe Barnabeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer Phone: 613-267-6763 Fax: 613-267-1312

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Access Taxi requires Full and Part-Time drivers for Perth and Smiths Falls

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER(S) 3D DESIGN SPECIALISTS â&#x2014;&#x2020; Mechanical Engineering Degree or Mechanical Technologist Diploma â&#x2014;&#x2020; Minimum 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 years 3D design experience â&#x2014;&#x2020; Knowledge of Pulp & Paper equipment an asset â&#x2014;&#x2020; Strong Problem Solving/Trouble Shooting/Organizational Skills

Should be familiar with streets and surrounding roads. Top of the industry remuneration paid. Excellent supplemental income for semi-retired and retired persons. Please call Brett

TECHNICAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE â&#x2014;&#x2020; Mechanical Technician/Millwright CertiďŹ cate with 5 plus years ďŹ eld experience â&#x2014;&#x2020; Performed maintenance and repair of doctors, showers, oscillators â&#x2014;&#x2020; Willing to travel in the United States, Mexico and Canada

at 613-283-5555.

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CNC MILL MACHINIST(S) â&#x2014;&#x2020; CertiďŹ ed machinist training, 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience and scheduling exposure â&#x2014;&#x2020; Machine custom and complex parts and equipment with high tolerances â&#x2014;&#x2020; Ability to read job packets and understand complex blueprints â&#x2014;&#x2020; CNC programming for lathes and milling machines essential â&#x2014;&#x2020; View this exciting machine on google: Nicolas Correa Axia 11.5 Presentation Video

Busy Flooring Business is seeking a Professional Sales Associate. Sales experience is a must, Industry and or purchasing experience preferred but not essential. Full and part time opportunities available. Pay based on experience and quality of candidate. Some weekend hours may be required. Within this fast growing organization there are also opportunities for;

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INTERMEDIATE WELDER(S) â&#x2014;&#x2020; Work Experience 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience â&#x2014;&#x2020; Skilled with both GMAW and GTAW Welding Processes â&#x2014;&#x2020; Stainless Steel Welding Experience is an Asset. â&#x2014;&#x2020; Ability to read job packets and understand complex blueprints â&#x2014;&#x2020; Welding CertiďŹ cation is an Asset These positions offer you and opportunity to establish your career in a pleasant and supportive environment. You will enjoy a competitive salary and fringe beneďŹ ts. In the ďŹ rst instance mail or e-mail your resume to: C.W. ARMSTRONG 201 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 84 King Street West P.O. BOX 773 BROCKVILLE, ON K6V 5W1 e-mail: c.w.armstrong@myhighspeed.ca 1 877 779-2362 (613) 498-2290

PRIĂ&#x2C6;RE Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;AFFICHER LE 24 JANVIER 2014

CONCIERGE Ă&#x2030;COLE Ă&#x2030;LĂ&#x2030;MENTAIRE CATHOLIQUE J.-L.-COUROUX (CARLETON PLACE)

 o Dossier 108/13-14 : 1 poste rĂŠgulier Ă  50 % du temps (18,75 heures/semaine)

FONCTIONS : Sous la supervision de la directrice ou du directeur de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠcole, la ou le concierge assure le nettoyage intĂŠrieur et extĂŠrieur et lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;entretien mineur de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠcole et autres installations du Conseil. Elle ou il veille Ă  la sĂŠcuritĂŠ des lieux en collaboration avec la ou le concierge en chef. EXIGENCES : ž diplĂ´me dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠtudes secondaires ou une combinaison ĂŠquivalente de scolaritĂŠ et dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;expĂŠrience; ž au moins une (1) annĂŠe dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;expĂŠrience en conciergerie en milieu scolaire; ž connaissances de base : techniques dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;entretien mĂŠnager et règles de santĂŠ et sĂŠcuritĂŠ; ž connaissance du français oral et ĂŠcrit; ž minutie, autonomie et bonnes relations interpersonnelles; ž capacitĂŠ de fournir un effort physique. SALAIRE : taux horaire de 15,44 $ Ă  19,91 $ (niveau I â&#x20AC;&#x201C; au 1er septembre 2011) HORAIRE : en soirĂŠe En vertu du paragraphe 24(1) du Code des droits de la personne de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ontario, le CECCE a le droit de prĂŠfĂŠrer, en matière dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;emploi, des candidates et candidats de langue française catholiques romains. Veuillez citer le numĂŠro de dossier et faire parvenir votre demande accompagnĂŠe d'un curriculum vitae, dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;une copie de votre diplĂ´me dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠtudes, ainsi que tout autre renseignement pertinent au plus tard le 31 janvier 2014 Ă  15 heures, Ă  la Direction des ressources humaines, 4000, rue Labelle, Ottawa (Ontario), K1J 1A1, tĂŠlĂŠcopieur : 613 746-3165, courriel : drh@ecolecatholique.ca. Veuillez noter que le CECCE ne communiquera quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;avec les personnes dont la candidature est retenue. Le Conseil des ĂŠcoles catholiques du Centre-Est garantit, dans la conduite de toutes ses opĂŠrations, un environnement imprĂŠgnĂŠ des valeurs catholiques et dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;un sentiment dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;appartenance Ă  la francophonie.

Bernard Roy Directeur de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠducation et secrĂŠtaire-trĂŠsorier du Conseil

Denis Poirier PrĂŠsident

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COME SHARE IN OUR SUCCESS!

Imagine working with an industry leader where excellence in client saĆ&#x;sfacĆ&#x;on and experĆ&#x;se in our niche market is the standard.

DUE TO OUR CONTINUED GROWTH WE ARE LOOKING FOR 1 Site Supervisor Smiths Falls Facility and 1 Site Supervisor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trenton Facility Must have the following: 5 - 10 Yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Experience as a Site Supervisor Red Seal CerĆ&#x;ficaĆ&#x;on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Welder, Millwright or FiĆŠer Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License with Clean Record Proven Leadership Ability Excellent CommunicaĆ&#x;on and Interpersonal Skills

We are looking for results oriented people who have in-depth knowledge of the trades and who are capable of assuming boĆŠom line responsibiliĆ&#x;es in the pursuit of excellence and delivery. Our environment is fast paced and results driven. Our team is energeĆ&#x;c, intelligent and hardworking. Our company places a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s In It For You â&#x20AC;˘ Health and Dental Benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Training and Other Tools and Resources for Success â&#x20AC;˘ Advancement OpportuniĆ&#x;es â&#x20AC;˘ CompeĆ&#x;Ć&#x;ve Salary â&#x20AC;˘ Profit Sharing APPLY AT: salesandsupport@kilmarnock.ca or fax your resume to: 613-283-8649 no later than February 14, 2014 We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. THE EMC - 32 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Located in Brockville, Ontario, James Ross Limited, is an internationally recognized leader in the custom design and fabrication of paper machine cleaning equipment. Recent worldwide demand for their products has created several openings.

SPX is a global multi-industry manufacturing leader committed to operational excellence and execution. With operations in over 35 countries with over 17,000 employees, we specialize in a diverse range of products serving various industries including power and energy, process equipment, vehicle diagnostic tools, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and oil and gas. Our Brockville location requires an energetic and outgoing Customer Service Manager to join our team. This role is the primary point of contact for our customers and will manage the day to day activities of the Customer Service department in processing orders, changing orders, product returns, credits, and all related questions regarding these activities. An individual with an exceptional command of the English language, bilingual French would be an asset. Responsibilities: s!SSISTING#USTOMER3ERVICE2EPRESENTATIVESANDCUSTOMERSWITHPRICINGQUESTIONSONSTANDARD products. s!SSURETHATALLSALESORDERSANDCHANGEORDERSAREENTEREDPROMPTLYANDACCURATELY%NSURETHATALL quotations are followed up. s2EVIEWANDSEEKAPPROVALFROMAPPROPRIATEPARTIESONREQUESTSFORPRODUCTRETURNSPRIORTOISSUING 2ETURN!UTHORIZATIONNUMBERS s$IRECTTHEPREPARATIONANDMAINTENANCEOFREPORTSASREQUIRED s-ANAGE)NSIDE3ALESRESPONSIBILITIESINCLUDINGORDERACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CUSTOMERVENDORDATA s!CTASLIAISONWITHOTHERDEPARTMENTSTORESOLVEPROBLEMS s%NSURE3!0SYSTEMSANDTRAININGSTAYCURRENT QualiďŹ cations s$IRECTLYSUPERVISES EMPLOYEESINTHE#USTOMER3ERVICE$EPARTMENT s#ARRIESOUTSUPERVISORYRESPONSIBILITIESINACCORDANCEWITHTHEORGANIZATIONSPOLICIESANDAPPLICABLE LAWS2ESPONSIBILITIESINCLUDEINTERVIEWINGANDTRAININGEMPLOYEESPLANNING ASSIGNING ANDDIRECTING WORKAPPRAISINGPERFORMANCEREWARDINGANDDISCIPLININGEMPLOYEESADDRESSINGCOMPLAINTSAND resolving problems. s%XCEPTIONALCOMMUNICATIONSKILLSWRITTENANDORAL s#OMPUTERSOFTWARESKILLSIN-ICROSOFT/FlCE s%NGLISH&RENCHLANGUAGESKILLSCONSIDEREDASTRONGASSET s"ACHELORSDEGREE"! FROMFOUR YEARCOLLEGEORUNIVERSITYORTWOYEARSRELATEDEXPERIENCEANDOR TRAININGOREQUIVALENTCOMBINATIONOFEDUCATIONANDEXPERIENCE s-USTHAVEAVALIDDRIVERSLICENSE APASSPORTANDBEABLETOmYTOTRAININGDESTINATIONSIN.ORTH!MERICA when required. Please include cover letter stating salary expectations with resume and send to cu.canada.recruiting@spx.com ./0(/.%#!,,30,%!3%

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Jackson Homes Inc. is looking to hire a reliable, full time carpenter/framer. Some experience and tools required. A vehicle is mandatory. Must be willing and able to work long hours and some weekends. Offering competitive wages. Accepting resumes until Friday, February 14th, 2014. Please e-mail resume to: noel@jacksonhomesinc.com CL454622_0130

PART-TIME PSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Permanent, part-time on days, evenings and nights at Garden Terrace, LTC home in Kanata. If you have successfully completed an approved Personal Support Worker program that is a minimum of 600 hours in duration, including both classroom and practical experience or currently enrolled in an approved Personal Support Worker program presently completing the practical experience portion of training, or currently enrolled in an educational program for an RN or RPN. Email resumes to adonzil@omniway.ca or fax to: 613-254-9743 by February 14, 2014

PSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OPPORTUNITIES 37.5 hrs/wk permanent Omni - Almonte Country Haven, an 82 bed LTC home in Almonte. The applicant will have successfully completed an approved Personal Support Worker program, has a strong work ethic and is able to function as a team player. Preference is given to those applicants with experience in Long Term Care. Please email your resume to: Marilyn Colton, Administrator: mcolton@omniway.ca or fax to: 613-254-9743 by February 14, 2014 CL454240_0130

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If you possess a desire to help others who are experiencing difďŹ culties and/or distress please call Debbie or Bruce at (613) 345-1290 or 1-866-544-5614 as soon as possible. Training is provided.

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BayBridge Senior Living is seeking passionate, handson people that share our values. All of our team members bring a high-level of understanding and skills related to their respective fields of expertise. Carolina Retirement Suites is seeking applications for the following positions: Dietary Aide Cook Attendant/PSW Please email your resume to: canne@carolinasuites.ca â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for Dietary Aid and Cook dharrison@carolinasuites.ca â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for Attendent/PSW

Job Posting Business Manager Metroland East- Smiths Falls -Ottawa

THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit www.metroland.com. THE POSITION â&#x20AC;˘ Reporting into the VP and Regional Publisher, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of accounting/ finance and administrative functions, and oversee the Finance/ Administration staďŹ&#x20AC;, for the region of Metroland East. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is results oriented, wants to make a diďŹ&#x20AC;erence and will take the role to the next level.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES â&#x20AC;˘ Compile miscellaneous sales and income statements, schedules, and reports for Publisher by specified time periods and deadlines â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure Metroland East operates within all company financial policies and compliance laws â&#x20AC;˘ Assist the business in development of Strategic Planning â&#x20AC;˘ Development of all related financial forecasting for the region â&#x20AC;˘ Experience writing business plans for new projects â&#x20AC;˘ Monitor and provide detailed explanations of Key Performance Indicators and business expenses and assist in proper allocation as needed â&#x20AC;˘ Oversee the processing of payroll including new hires and terminations â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare Ad Hoc reporting to assist the Publisher, departments and Head oďŹ&#x192;ce with financial data â&#x20AC;˘ Preparation and report for annual internal audits â&#x20AC;˘ Manage and provide leadership for the Accounting staďŹ&#x20AC; â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure month end and quarterly financial commentaries are completed accurately and on a timely basis â&#x20AC;˘ Liaise with IT on the automated billing system, MPE. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as may be assigned SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Developing Direct Reports * Innovation Management * Managing Vision & Purpose * Political Savvy* Strategic Thinking * Process Management* Managing and Measuring Work* Problem Solving* Business Acumen. â&#x20AC;˘ CGA/CMA with a college or University education â&#x20AC;˘ Five to seven years accounting experience, including managerial experience overseeing finance employees â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in Business Planning/Strategic Planning â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communication skills, orally and written â&#x20AC;˘ Superior Computer knowledge(Excel, Word, Outlook), including experience working with pivot tables â&#x20AC;˘ Experience working with an automated billing system/ customer management system â&#x20AC;˘ Detail-oriented and high degree of accuracy â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent organizational skills Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posting and that further consideration will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the position. Please email your resume to Karen Pogue, kpogue@metroland.com by Friday January 31st, 2014

Job Posting Classified Sales Representative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Smiths Falls Ontario Metroland East is looking for an experienced, professional Classified Sales Representative for our team! This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated goal oriented team player with a strong background in Customer service. This position is responsible for servicing and growing our existing client base, increasing sales revenues through new business development, as well as basic oďŹ&#x192;ce administration. WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO â&#x20AC;˘ Develop new sections in order to meet our clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advertising business needs. â&#x20AC;˘ Respond to incoming telephone inquiries relating to advertising services. â&#x20AC;˘ Assist clients in ad design and coordinate with Production ensuring consistency of content and appearance â&#x20AC;˘ Develop and recommend special features and advertising promotions to clients â&#x20AC;˘ Address customer concerns in a timely and professional manner â&#x20AC;˘ Basic administration duties â&#x20AC;˘ As part of the Inside Sales role, you will be required to handle credit card information, Metroland Media is a PCI compliant company and requires people in this role to take the PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as assigned. WHAT WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE LOOKING FOR â&#x20AC;˘ Strong written and verbal communication skills â&#x20AC;˘ Solid time management and organizational skills â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to build a rapport for constructive and eďŹ&#x20AC;ective relationships â&#x20AC;˘ Detail oriented â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to make quality decisions within a deadline driven environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Team player, and able to work independently â&#x20AC;˘ Strong Customer Service and computer skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Strong desire to constantly learn and teach others

JOB SUMMARY: The St. Lawrence EMC Brockville is looking for a media savvy representative for our team! This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Admin/Inside Advertising Sales Representative to join our organization, which is part of Metroland Media. Our Admin/Inside Advertising Sales Representative is a key individual to help our oďŹ&#x192;ce run smoothly. WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO â&#x20AC;˘ Identify and cold call prospects to develop new business. â&#x20AC;˘ Answer and redirect incoming calls for sales, distribution, production and editorial â&#x20AC;˘ Respond promptly to all enquiries, and provide thorough customer follow up. â&#x20AC;˘ Head up Health and Safety, conduct monthly inspections. ABOUT YOU â&#x20AC;˘ 2+ years experience in admin and sales â&#x20AC;˘ Strong negotiation, presentation, and telephone skills â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in, and high comfort level with, cold calling to develop new business â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to build and develop eďŹ&#x20AC;ective relationships with clients â&#x20AC;˘ Solid organizational and time management skills Previous Health and Safety experience. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work in a fast-paced, dead-line oriented environment â&#x20AC;˘ Strong written and verbal communication and computer skills Core Competencies Drive for Results, Customer Focus, Action Oriented Interpersonal Savvy, Business Acumen, Attention to Detail We oďŹ&#x20AC;er an excellent competitive remuneration and benefits package. If you have a can-do attitude that is completely contagious and thrive in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment... then this is an opportunity for you. Interested candidates are requested to email their resume by February 7th, 2014 to Wayne Thornhill wthornhill@stlemc.ca

WORK WANTED Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. Dutch Girl Housekeeping experienced, efficient, reliable care for your home. Weekly, bi-weekly and occasional. Call 613-267-7231. Free pick-up of old appliances, furnaces, A/Cs, car batteries, electronics, other scrap metal. Scott in Carleton Place 613-240-0374. M&K Renovations looking for jobs: Siding, decking, fencing, drywall, painting, laminated floors, windows, doors. Call Mike for quote, 613-259-2446, 613-464-2622.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

Professional & Reliable Movers- 2 Men & 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cube $95/hr, 2 Men & 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Refrigerated Cube Van $95 hr + Fuel Surcharge, 3 Men & 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Moving Van $125/hr. Call to Book your Move 613-284-8281.

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer

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T.L.C. HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates â&#x20AC;˘ Home Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Painting/cleanup â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S IN IT FOR YOU â&#x20AC;˘ Opportunity to be part of an exciting company at the cutting edge of the media industry â&#x20AC;˘ Work for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your communities â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive compensation plan and Group RRSP â&#x20AC;˘ We oďŹ&#x20AC;er an excellent competitive remuneration and benefits package. If you have a can-do attitude and thrive in a fast-paced, changeoriented environmentâ&#x20AC;Ś then this is an opportunity for you. Interested candidates are requested to email their resume by February 7th, to Karen Pogue at kpogue@metroland.com We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Request for Quotation No. PM-14-013 Grass Cutting & Trimming The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario invites interested contractors to submit a quotation for the grass cutting and trimming services for the 2014 school year, with the provision for an option to extend the contract for an additional two years. The Board has 41 schools and 3 administrative offices in the counties of Dundas, Glengarry, Grenville, Lanark, Leeds, Prescott, Russell and Stormont. The Board requires the contractors to have a policy of General Liability Insurance issued by an insurance company incorporated or licensed to conduct insurance business in the province of Ontario during the entire contract period. The Board must be listed as an “additional insured” on the General Liability Insurance of the contractor with limits of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) inclusive per occurrence for bodily injury, death, and damage to property, including loss of use thereof. The liability insurance policies shall contain an endorsement to provide named insured with prior notice of change and cancellations. If applicable, the contractor shall submit to the Board at the time of entering into the contract, a Certificate of Clearance from the Workplace Safety Insurance Board.

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The Board shall only accept bid submissions from contractors operating commercial mowers and tractors (over 20HP) equipped with roll over protective structures (ROPS), seat belts, required safety shields and guards.

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If required, the Plant Operations Supervisors will organize site meetings to be held the week of February 24th. Requests must be submitted no later than February 21, 2014. Questions and clarifications will be accepted until Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Rachel Leger, Facilities Planning Coordinator Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario 835 Campbell Street, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 7B7 Quotations will be received no later than 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotations received and to determine in its own best judgment, the best qualified contractors to undertake these services. THE LOWEST OR ANY QUOTATION WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE ACCEPTED Wm. Gartland Director of Education

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TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on February 27th, 2014, at the law firm of Howard Ryan Kelford Knott & Dixon, 2 Main Street East, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 1A2. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same date at 3:15 p.m. Description of Lands:1. LT 10 W/S KENSINGTON AVENUE PL 13884 LANARK S MONTAGUE; TOWN OF SMITHS FALLS (Assessment Roll No. 0904-020-025-28000) Minimum Tender Amount

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The Municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. The Municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

The request for documents will be accepted until 3:00 p.m., on Monday, February 10, 2014. Contractors are to pick-up their packages no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Sealed envelopes clearly marked “RFQ #PM-14-013 – Grass Cutting & Trimming” will be received by:

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Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or a bank draft, trust corporation or Province of Ontario Savings Office payable to the Municipality (or Board) and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount.

Bids will only be accepted from contractors who register by contacting Rachel Leger, Facilities Planning Coordinator at 613-933-1720, ext. 336, fax: 613-933-5127, or by email at rachel.leger@cdsbeo.on.ca. Registered contractors will be sent a list of facilities. The contractors will review the list and advise the Facilities Planning Coordinator of the site or sites of interest. Contractors will then be notified when the quotation packages are ready for pick-up.

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This sale is governed by the Municipal Sales Tax Act and the Municipal Sales Tax Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: RICHARD T. KNOTT, SOLICITOR HOWARD RYAN KELFORD KNOTT & DIXON 2 MAIN STREET EAST SMITHS FALLS, ON K7A 1A2

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Delta Winterfest to be loads of fun in fourth year By MARLA DOWDALL mdowdall@perfprint.ca

Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The fourth annual Delta Winterfest will feature plenty to do for the entire family, Feb. 1. The Delta Athletic and Recreation Society (DARS) is gearing up for the event, which will feature family skating, games, races for children, hockey games and much more at the Delta Recreation Centre and rink. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is free, but donations are welcome,â&#x20AC;? explained Mariska Kriebel, with the DARS committee. The day will be full of fun for the family, but it also serves as a fundraiser for DARS. In the first three years of Winterfest and various activities, DARS has raised $20,000. This is towards their $60,000 goal to put a new ice surface in the recreation centre rink. A thermometer will be on display during Winterfest to show the campaign

progress thus far. The day begins at noon and runs to 9 p.m. featuring a canteen, hot food, drinks, goodies, a 50/50 draw, chuck a puck, a raffle to win a hockey net, prizes and more. From noon to 1 p.m. will be family skating on the rink, 1 to 4 p.m. will be time for games, races for the children as well as a hockey game for children 13 years of age and younger. From 4 to 5 p.m. will be the old-timersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;/ young playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hockey game, 5 to 7 p.m. will be family skating and from 7 to 9 p.m., hockey players will hit the ice. To shake things up, â&#x20AC;&#x153;additional prizes for the oldest or youngest, largest family, funniest or most original dressed person,â&#x20AC;? are up for grabs. Everything is taking place at the Delta Rink, 47 Recreation Drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope we get a lot of people out to Winterfest,â&#x20AC;? she said. It is hoped folks will come out to take part, not

In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions for eight minutes. Drain well and return to pot. Stir in butter until melted. Add 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) of the cheese, a bit at a time and mixing well after each addition. Stir in ham. In medium bowl, whisk eggs with milk; add onion, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir into pasta mixture. Spread into Ingredients greased eight-cup (2 L) baking dish; â&#x20AC;˘ 8 oz (250 g) elbow pasta (about sprinkle with remaining cheese. 1-1/2 cups/375 mL) Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 â&#x20AC;˘ 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter to 45 minutes or until set and lightly â&#x20AC;˘ 2 cups (500 mL) shredded old ched- browned. Let stand for 10 minutes bedar cheese (about 4 oz/125 g) fore serving. â&#x20AC;˘ 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) cubed ham (about 8 oz/250 g) Nutritional information (one servâ&#x20AC;˘ 2 Ontario eggs ing): â&#x20AC;˘ 1 can (370 mL) two per cent evapoâ&#x20AC;˘ Protein: 22 grams rated milk â&#x20AC;˘ Fat: 15 grams â&#x20AC;˘ 1 small onion, finely chopped â&#x20AC;˘ Carbohydrate: 30 grams â&#x20AC;˘ 1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard â&#x20AC;˘ Calories: 350 â&#x20AC;˘ 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper â&#x20AC;˘ Fibre: 1 gram â&#x20AC;˘ Sodium: 780 mg Preparation instructions Courtesy of Foodland Ontario.

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Township of Rideau Lakes is extending the deadline for the RFP PW2014-2 for structural repairs to the roof at the Chaffeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lock Hall. New deadline: February 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The Hall will be open on Monday, February 3rd from 9-11 am for a contractor site visit. Submit your RFP bid to the undersigned, prior to the new deadline. RFPs are available on the Township website. Michelle Jones Supervisor Properties & Env. Services 1439 County Rd. 8 Delta, ON K0E 1G0

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The rink itself provides a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good bonding (experience) for the community. This is a special gathering place.â&#x20AC;? Kriebel emphasizes DARS has the Delta flooding crew to thank for keeping the ice as fresh as possible on the ice surface. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They put their heart into this,â&#x20AC;? she described. Saying the crew comes in after their day at work and has at times stayed until midnight to create the ice buildup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without them this wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be possible,â&#x20AC;? she said of the DARS activities. She also praises the township. They own the recreation centre building, but help DARS out in any way they can. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to praise them too for all of their help,â&#x20AC;? she noted. DARS is a charitable organization and can be reached by email at dars.delta@gmail.com or on Facebook by searching DARS.

Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Baked macaroni, or pie as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called in the Caribbean, is standard daily fare. Here ham is added to make this a casserole that can be served as a light meal or side dish. Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes Baking time: 40 to 45 minutes Serves: six to eight

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call or email to Book Your Auction Todayâ&#x20AC;? Sunday February 2, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Large Downsize Auction Plus Bass Boat. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Our Indoor Hall. Private Viewing of Boat Available. Call Auctioneer for more info â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AS NEW BASS BOAT SELLING UNRESERVED TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER @ 1 PM SHARP! 2005 skeeter 20 ft bass boat with 225 Evinrude with Jack Plate (newer engine) fully equipped â&#x20AC;&#x201C; excellent shape, Winterized. 2nd owner boat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 Live Wells, Ample Rod & Tackle Storage, Set up for Fish Finders at front & back (Fish Finders not incl. but wiring is complete), has trolling motor, Stainless Steel Prop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boat can do 80MPH, Brand New Tires & Brakes on trailer 2012, Boat comes Complete with 2 Minnkota Talon Shallow water anchors, New Batteries. 2 Fridges, Stove, Chest Freezer, Bar Fridge, HD Dryer, Household & Furnishings, Quality China Service, Books, AS BRAND NEW Simmons Queen Mattress & Boxspring, Please Expect a Large Auction. Saturday February 8, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Specialty Post Card Auction. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am). To be held at our Indoor Auction Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 182 Glenview Road. Featuring one Mans Collection of 15,000 + Post Cards Dating From 1890â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to Present. Cards are Cataloged in alphabetical order by Province and by city. Boxes are Numbered 1 through 23. There will be a separate Webpage for Pictures for each box. When you get to the hall and you wanted a card from page # 6 then all you would do is look on TABLE #6. This auction will be choice of a table Starting with Table 1 through to Table 23 and then finally the remains on the table. Please note this is a quality Auction but will not be a very long auction. PLEASE BE ON TIME & PLAN TO ATTEND. Sunday February 16, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Consignment & Estate Auction. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am), 182 Glenview Road â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Our Indoor Hall. Looking for Quality Furniture, Collectibles & More To sell in this Auction.

just from Delta, but Elgin, Kingston and environs. The surface for the rink at this point has cracks and potholes, and is in dire need of replacement. Committee members have been hard at work looking for grant funding, and reaching out to the community as much as possible. Every dollar raised is going towards the campaign goal to re-surface the rink. Other sources of fundraising have been various sports organizations which utilize the facility â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as horseshoes in the spring, a hockey tournament, hockey ball league â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the teams pay to use the centre. Also, those interested in using the rink could, in exchange for a donation, use the ice surface for a period of time exclusively, Kriebel noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a good base of volunteers, we just need the money,â&#x20AC;? she commented.

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OPP supports new program to find missing or lost children News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a child goes missing, every second counts. A current photo is sometimes the most important tool to help quickly and safely locate a child. Too often, valuable time is lost when parents are gathering information and photos of their child to provide to police. A new free App called Find Me ID, allows parents to quickly disseminate their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pertinent information in the event of an emergency to their local law enforcement agency or other emergency contacts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a public safety organization, we know that acting quickly when a child is missing is of paramount importance to the successful recovery of the child,â&#x20AC;? said Superintendent Bernie Murphy, Director of OPP Behavioural, Forensic and Electronic Services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The OPP is fully supportive of the use of this social media tool that will

assist law enforcement agencies and first responders to locate and return children in a timely manner.â&#x20AC;? The app was developed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It will allow parents to store current photographs and information about their child, and will automatically prompt parents to update that information from data that is readily available on their smartphone. The information from Find Me ID can be transferred quickly through electronic means such as cell phones or computers, to those who need it most when a child goes missing or is lost. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is supporting this important initiative to enhance safety and help reduce the time it takes to get information about missing children to police. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police.


Start Something on February 22nd Join the fun and bowl to support local mentoring programs in Lanark County. Almost 500 children receive service from this local agency. SIGN UP for the 34th Annual Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake supporting

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Let’s help Dalton Lowe find his 1926 Dodge touring Lifestyle – Dalton Lowe of Stayner, Ontario, purchased a 1930 Model A Ford in 1965 but still misses the 1926 Dodge touring he bought and sold for $12 in 1946. First, the story on the Model A: “I bought my 1930 Model A Ford in 1965 from Hanna Motors, a Ford dealership in Collingwood. The car had been

traded into the dealership by the local family physician, Dr. Bill Ives. He had purchased the car from an older gentleman who lived in Wasaga Beach. The older fellow asked Dr. Ives to care for him and in return he would get the car. This was in the days before OHIP! “Dr. Ives’ wife and children drove the car right up to 1965

as their family vehicle. Finally it was time to get her a newer car (she was tired of driving a car 35 years old!). “In 1965, I paid Hanna Motors $300 for the Model A. It was black and needed some work. In the ‘80s, I decided to have the car restored. It took a few years to have it completed but it was well worth it. It is now the sage green and butter cream colours, and is always a showstopper whenever I take it places. All seven of our chil-

dren have had it for their weddings. And now the grandchildren have started to get married and we have used it to tour them around. It has also been driven to graduations and proms. “I have always had a love of vehicles. In 1946, when I was 13, my buddy Denton Brownridge and I were delivering newspapers to make a few bucks. We delivered the paper to a fellow named Jack Aimes. He had a 1926 Dodge touring in his back shed. He didn’t drive and so the car had just

been sitting there. I think there was only 12,000 miles on it. “Brownridge and I bought it for $12! It took us a bit to gather up the cash but we had a few part-time jobs and it was ours! Soon after purchasing it, we sold it to Eric Dickey of Stayner, for $75. What a profit! The deal was, he had to bring us back from Wasaga Beach. Later that same week, he sold the car for $150. I really would like to find our 1926 Dodge touring. On the rad shell it had

the letters BC.” If Dalton’s Dodge turns up, you’ll read all about it right here, where we bring old cars back to life. Stay tuned! I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico.ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

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Frankenstein remake will make for great late-night TV MOVIE: I, Frankenstein STARRING: Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jay Courtney and Bill Nighy DIRECTOR: Stuart Beattie RATING: PG Arts – It’s January, it’s cold and Hollywood is re-doing Frankenstein. Again. I love a good gothic fantasy. I just wish I, Frankenstein had been a good gothic fantasy. For thousands of years a secret war has raged on Earth between demons led by the demon prince Naberius (Bill Nighy), and The Order of Gargoyles brought into existence by the Archangel Michael, and led by Lenore (Miranda Otto). Though he wants no part of it Dr. Frankenstein’s creation is pulled into this war. Lenore named the creature Adam (Aaron Eckhart), and allowed him to go his own way. Filled with rage Adam sought solitude away from man, gargoyle, and demon, yet Naberius hunted him. Two hundred years later Adam is done with running and has begun to turn the tables. He has come back to face Naberius, and put an end to him once and for all. Naberius of course has other

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plans. Under the human guise of businessman Charles Wessex, and with the unwitting aide of a human scientist, Terra (Yvonne Strahovski), Naberius has recreated Dr. Frankenstein’s work. All he needs to complete his plan, and create an army of monsters, is the original monster. Adam is once again pulled into this war between good and evil. As both sides seek to destroy him Adam begins to understand his true purpose. He must choose a side, and in doing so decide the fate of all mankind. Every once in a while I like to stay up late and watch whatever fantasy or sci-fi ‘B’ movie I can find. If I, Frankenstein had been that movie it would have been awesome. It’s the perfect latenight mindless fun you want to find when there’s nothing else on. In other words it’s not the kind of film anyone should ever pay good

money to see. The visuals are amazing and the action is great, but the dialogue is dull and the characters are superficial. It’s a cool idea, but there’s no depth to the story. Beattie is attempting to create a whole mythology, and instead of developing it properly he rushes it to get to the action. The cast for all its talent is pretty unremarkable. Bill Nighy is playing the same supernatural villain he always plays, and even he seems bored with it. Miranda Otto would be ideal to play Lenore, but decides to phone it in. Jay Courtney offers some intensity as the gargoyle Gideon, but that’s all he has. Even Yvonne Strahovski is just re-hashing your typical stock character. Then there’s Aaron Eckhart, who is by far the prettiest Frankenstein’s monster I have ever seen. He proves he’s not a bad action hero, but his emotional range only travels from angry up to very angry. I Frankenstein may not be much of a box office hit, but I’m sure many of you will enjoy it in about six months when it’s on late night TV. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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To the left, Meiling Segal from Brockville and Dani Preston of Athens are all smiles after skating on the lake. Above, wagon rides were popular for the public as they hit the Big Rideau for the Skate the Lake event.

Despite severe cold, windy conditions, Skate the Lake another big success Sports - The North American Speed Skating marathon championship weekend at Skate the Lake in Portland has run its course once again with near perfect ice conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It went over well,â&#x20AC;? said John Bongers, chair of the event and president of the host organization, Portland Outdoors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a good umber of participants, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure the weather had something to do with the fact that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get as many as in previous years.â&#x20AC;? Long-time speed skater Willem Langenberg from Alberta toasted the volunteers on Saturday evening at the Legion dinner.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve skated on natural ice in North America and Scandinavia for several decades and this oval on the Big Rideau Lake is second to none!â&#x20AC;? Another long time Skate the Laker, Catherine Kwiecien from Windsor, Ont., added â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skate the Lake is the highlight of my marathoning season. How do you manage to order up such perfect ice?â&#x20AC;? The races started Saturday morning; however the first challenge was for the skaters to brave snow covered roads to get to the event only to have to face that weather once again out on the oval where the west wind

threatened to reverse any skaters that slacked off coming up the north stretch. Sunday morning was much easier to contend with though frost bite was a bit of an issue for some skaters. Track-side volunteers were busy handing out hot packs and hot chocolate to keep the skaters going for the longer races. Sergio Almerella started the day in classic style once again winning the 10 km event in 24:21 well ahead of Brian Graham with 24:52. Marketa Graham won it for the women coming in at 26:21 followed by Carole Woodstock in 30:48. The first marathon of the

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2:43:23. All skaters and spectators alike kept warm during the weekend thanks to the efforts of Renee Bongers and Bryanna Flannigan and their extensive crew providing an endless supply of hot pea soup. For the families that braved the weather there was horse drawn sleigh rides, skating, hockey and curling that was enjoyed as well as the ever popular fireworks at dusk. For complete marathon results and other information regarding Portland Outdoors follow the links at www.skatethelakeportland. com. Submitted by Skate the Lake.

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News - Aside from the delegation Budget regarding the Rink of Dreams (see Several councillors around the table story) and one in-camera issue, the expressed deep concerns over the state bulk of the Committee of the Whole of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infrastructure. meeting held on Monday, Jan. 27 was â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see taxes go up, but given over to budget deliberations. I think the time has come - the only way to do road works is to raise taxSpeed sign es,â&#x20AC;? said Coun Pankow, who pointed Council has authorized a pre-budget out that years of road work deferrals approval of $5,000 for the purchase of are piling up. a trailer and power source for the porCouncillors Ken Graham, Lorraine table speed sign. The idea is to be able Allen and Chris Cummings expressed to use that speed sign at various loca- the same concern and opinion. Coun. tions in town where speeding contin- Dawn Quinn, while she agrees that inues to be an issue- such as Brockville frastructure has to become a priority, Street. suggested the money could come from â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would certainly support that,â&#x20AC;? budgetary efficiencies. said Coun. Chris Cummings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do not agree with putting taxes up, I think we do need to look at some Street naming of the services we offer in town. I and numbering policy have to ask why does the library cost The town Planner, Niki McKernan $400,000 to run; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out of hand, and brought forward a document that at- hydro and gas for this building (town tempts to formalize the process of hall) are $60,000 a year. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ludinaming street and numbering houses. crous to me. I think there are a few According to McKernan the issue has things that need to be done,â&#x20AC;? said come up as a result of the draft ap- Quinn. proval of the Bellamy Farms SubdiviShe went on to point to the poor sion as one of the draft conditions in- revenues at the arena food concescludes naming the new streets before sions and proposed that a more effiregistering their plan of subdivision. cient way to run those might be to rent Once a policy is agreed to, the them out to a third party. town will seek public input and sugâ&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of ways that we gestions through local media. One of could be cutting costs and saving the current suggestions for the Bel- money,â&#x20AC;? said Quinn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hillcrest Cemelamy Farms subdivision is to name the tery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; why is the cost of a plot there so streets after WWI veterans ahead of much less than other cemeteries? Why

are we in the child development business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $300,000 that could go to road works. Heritage House, they want more money and only generate $5,000 in admissions revenue. We should be cutting their funding by half and if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t survive on that, then we turn the museum over to a nonprofit organization that can run it.â&#x20AC;? While Pankow agrees with Quinn he believes that a lot more needs to be done to ensure that funds are being set aside in reserves every year to ensure that major projects like Beckwith Street can be undertaken in the coming years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to increase taxes and I know that there are a lot of people that can ill afford it, but I think we have to step up to the plate and I reluctantly support a tax increase â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and put that money to infrastructure work,â&#x20AC;? agreed Coun. Ken Graham. Mayor Dennis Staples, meanwhile, is very much against raising taxes any further. As he points out just the MPAC assessment increases mean that households are already facing up to 3.5 per cent in annual property tax increases so an additional 4.3 per cent increase imposed by the town would see most peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taxes jump by seven to eight per cent. The discussion continued along that vein, with the mayor and Coun. Jay Brennan adamantly against either a sewer and water rate increase or a tax increase. A couple of straw votes were tak-

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Smile Sensations sets to change community, one smile at a time â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gift From the Heart event is a day that gives us an opportunity to help out in some small way to do our part in allowing people to come to our office and have their dental hygiene services taken care of for free. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a day that is filled with emotion because it always makes me realize that I have more to do in my life. Educating everyone regarding good oral health and overall health is very important to me. I am blessed to have some of my dental hygiene colleagues come and volunteer on such a special day. This allows us to see more people, we can have the dental chairs booked solid throughout the whole day without any interruptions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more people we can see the more smiles we can create! If anyone knows someone that is in need and would benefit from this event please ask them to call Smile Sensations.â&#x20AC;? In order to participate in this event you can get in touch with us by going online to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Contact Usâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; page at www.smilesensations.ca or call the office at 613-205-0555.

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News - This will be the sixth consecutive year that Smile Sensations Independent Dental Hygiene Clinic has participated in this significant event for the citizens of Smiths Falls and surrounding communities. Plans are in place once again to open the doors at Smile Sensations on Feb. 8 to provide dental hygiene care at no cost. Reality is that we live in a world where there are many vulnerable people that fall between the cracks. We have seniors on a fixed low income, as well working individuals with children and after child care expenses, groceries, clothing, gas, hydro and heating bills there just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough money at the end of the month for something as important as having your teeth cleaned. The connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body is no secret. We read about it in the news all the time. We also read about the economy and how much of a struggle it is for some families to â&#x20AC;&#x153;make ends meet.â&#x20AC;? Lori Lawrence owner of Smile Sensations says,

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Smiths Falls and District Soccer Club (SFDSC) Announcements SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING February 16th, 5-7 pm at the SFDSC OfďŹ ce

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Smile Sensations is hosting a free day at the dentist (for those who qualify). Pictured are Jodi Lawrence, Jessica Crawford and Lori Lawrence.

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Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When Lindsay Suthren suffered a stroke nearly a year ago, it left her with some cognitive deficit. She cannot find her way around familiar neighbourhoods and all memories of the year leading up to the stroke are gone. Her stroke she knows was due to stress and anxiety. Six months after her stroke Suthren started practicing Tai Chi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started with regular Tai Chi, but it was too much for my brain to tackle, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to Tai Chi Recovery, which I can cope with both mentally and physically and I find itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really expanding the capabilities of my brain,â&#x20AC;? said Suthren, a Merrickville resident. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of about seven to nine people currently taking part in Sitting Form Tai Chi, at Montague Centennial Hall on Rosedale Road every Wednesday morning. The sessions are taught by instructor Marian Forster, a 20-year veteran, and are designed specifically for people who are not able to stand up at all, or who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stand for any length of time or simply have problems keeping their balance while standing and moving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It builds core strength and balance even, while the participant is sitting in a chair or wheelchair,â&#x20AC;? said Forster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It may seem like not much exercise but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really effective - some forms even work better seated than standing.â&#x20AC;? Up until recently, Forster only taught and led regular Tai Chi classes for those who could stand, but last spring, the Brockville General Hospital (BGH) contacted her and asked her if she would be willing to start a program of Tai Chi for their rehabilitation and restorative care patients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing we wanted to make sure we found an instructor who knew how to apply Tai Chi to wheelchairs,â&#x20AC;? said Thomas Hanson,

therapeutic recreation specialist at Brockville General Hospital. Something that Forster had already been training to do, and was able to further adapt for the patients at Brockville General. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we were looking for from a functional perspective was exercise that would strengthen the core and from what we can see the postures that are taught point to core strengthening. Have we seen improvement in our patients? Absolutely,â&#x20AC;? said Hanson. According to Forster, her experience at BGH got her thinking, and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long before she realized that there are a lot of people who are recovering at home from cancer, hip replacements, knee surgeries, strokes, etc, who have lost mobility so she quietly started a sitting form class at Montague Centennial Hall last fall, with just a few acquaintances from Merrickville, Smiths Falls and Perth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This type of exercise can be done by anybody and anybody can benefit from it - people can come with no experience whatsoever and we can do Tai Chi sitting down and it strengthens the legs, core and improves balance,â&#x20AC;? said Forster. Each of Forsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current students are there for different reasons with different issues they needed to overcome, and they all say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen improvements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had knee surgery at the end of April and I could barely move, three months later I started back to Thai Chi, doing the sitting form and that helped tremendously it worked on my balance and core strength,â&#x20AC;? said Graham Thomas, a Merrickville resident, who is now able to walk and do the standing Tai Chi class. According to the Tai Chi Academy, this form of exercise is proven to improve flexibility, balance, immune function, cardiovascular function and motor coordination. It

can also reduce pain and tension and improve sleep patterns and increase energy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had three of my joints replaced and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping not to do the fourth. The interesting thing is that when I came back to Tai Chi after surgery one leg was shorter than the other, but in the past two weeks Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to move around without my cane and my walk is a lot straighter and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not limping as much,â&#x20AC;? said Sonia Krupey, an Oxford Mills resident. Another benefit according to Sonia is that while doing the Tai Chi movements her mind goes blank and she finds sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far more relaxed and focused after a session than before, and the same

she says applies to her husband who suffered a stroke thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left him using a walker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had done Tai Chi for five years but stopped for five years and had reached the point where my chiropractor had to put me back together every month,â&#x20AC;? said Dianne Hindman, another Merrickville resident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been back to Tai Chi for the past 15 months and in December my chiropractor took some x-rays and told me my hips are straighter and level and my pelvic bones are level, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m now working on a spinal curvature that I can feel is improving.â&#x20AC;? Classes start at $30 per month. Visit www. canadiantaichiacademy. org for more information.

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Marian Forster (right) leads a class in Sitting Form Tai Chi at Montague Centennial Hall. At her left, student Dianne Hindman says her pelvic tilt has improved considerably in 15 months according to the x-rays her chiropractor took in December.

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Bears host St. John Ambulance Brigade Night Feb. 9 News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. John Ambulance Brigade of Leeds-Grenville and Lanark will be honoured at three Central Canada Hockey League regular season games. The first comes up this Friday, Jan. 31 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre when the Kemptville 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s host the Ottawa Junior Senators at 7:30 p.m. The next is on Sunday, Feb.

9 at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre when the Smiths Falls Bears host the Brockville Braves at 2 p.m.; and then Friday, Feb. 28 at the Brockville Memorial Centre when the Hawkesbury Hawks visit the Brockville Braves at 7:30 p.m. Members of the Brigade and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caring for Our Communityâ&#x20AC;? Campaign team members will

take part in ceremonial puck drop ceremonies before each game. These same St. John representatives will be on hand to distribute information about their 2014 capital campaign to raise $350,000, as well as receive donations and pledges for that campaign. David Dargie, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caring for Our Communityâ&#x20AC;? Capital

Campaign Coordinator observed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our local Brigade has been serving the tri-counties of Leeds-Grenville and Lanark since 1959. In those 55 years, our members have volunteered thousands of hours at countless public events, including Central Canada Hockey League games. We are excited that these three Leeds-Grenville & Lanark based teams have each chosen

to honour us with a special St. John Ambulance Game at their home arenas. Just as we have cared for our communities over the past 55 years, the Kemptville 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Smiths Falls Bears and Brockville Braves are now caring for our capital campaign. Our Brigade and capital campaign team are honoured and grateful for these opportunities.â&#x20AC;?

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RMEO explores love on the rails Feb. 15 the brotherhood of railroaders and the families who loved them, waited for them and depended on them. Finally Donna Stewart, an Ottawa-based storyteller, will bring to life the story of two young people who found love in the midst of the Almonte Train Wreck in the 1940s. The presentation promised to be a smorgasbord of the many shades of love facilitated or nurtured by the railroad.

20 years old, Leeson arrived in Canada on the Queen Mary and took the train from Halifax to Smiths Falls. She had no idea where she was going other than the name of the town, nor how long it would take to get there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took two days on the train to get from Halifax to Smiths Falls,â&#x20AC;? said Leeson. Her story takes a few odd twists when she finally arrives in Smiths Falls to join the husband she very nearly doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recognize. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They asked me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Is that your husband?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have his uniform on and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never seen him out of uniform,â&#x20AC;? recalled Leeson with a chuckle. It is a delightful story of love and adventure facilitated by the railway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were several hundred war brides on the Queen Mary

when I came over,â&#x20AC;? remembers Leeson. While war brides arriving in their new homes make for interesting, amusing and even fascinating stories, there are also the families that lived and breathed the railway that employed their men. Maureen Halpenny, the daughter of Harold Halpenny, a local engineer, will transport the audience back to her youthful adventures while growing up as a child of the railway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad worked on the railroad, and my grandfather died on the railroad. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be talking about what it was like to grow up in a railroad family in Smiths Falls,â&#x20AC;? said Maureen Halpenny, who says that when she grew up there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a man on her street that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;road.â&#x20AC;? Her story is the gritty tale of absent fathers, scant resources,

Ottawa Valley Opry pulls in to Gallipeau Centre Feb. 8 Community - Country music fans are in for a treat as the Ottawa Valley Opry comes to the Gallipeau Centre in Smiths Falls Saturday, Feb. 8. Organized by Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame 2000 Entertainer of the Year Freddy Dixon, the first Ottawa Valley Opry Show held in Carleton Place a year ago attracted a large and enthusiastic audience. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show offers a selection of well-known artists backed by a stellar band. Featured performers are Ottawa Valley Troubadour Lyle Dillabough; Arlene Quinn, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Queen of Country Music,â&#x20AC;? Jamie McMunn, son of the legendary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver Foxâ&#x20AC;? Ron McMunn, and Freddy Dixon. Freddy Dixon is one of Canadian country musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most versatile performers, who has literally done it all during a career that has now spanned over five decades. His 1971 composition The Last Fatal Duel was recorded by Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Connors, and earned a spot on Connorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; classic The Hockey Song album. Dixon has also shared the stage with such well-known artists as Lynn Anderson (Rose Garden), Dave Dudley (Six Days on the Road) and Ronnie Hawkins. He continues to write and record songs today. The house band for the show includes multi-award winning Canadian Country Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Steve Piticco, along with Jeff Kohl on keyboards, Fred Ducharme on bass, Terry Kittmer on drums, and Wayne Mills on saxophone. Ducharme is a multi-instrumentalist

and singer who has been in the music business for over 35 years. The band will also feature fiddle player Peter Dawson, whose musical career stretches back to the 1940s. Dawson played on the original recording of The French Song by Lucille Starr. He was also staff fiddler for the Wheeling Jamboree Radio Station in West Virginia, touring the United States and Canada with numerous country and bluegrass bands. Dawson was inducted into the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame in July 2005. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These people are not only great musicians, they are also close friends of mine,â&#x20AC;? said Dixon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m especially glad that Jamie McMunn is on the show with me again.â&#x20AC;? Dixon added that he has known the McMunn family for most of his career. Ron McMunn recorded the Freddy Dixon song The K&P (a tribute to the Kingston to Pembroke railroad) in Nashville with top session players Josh Graves and Kenny Baker. That legacy lives on today, as Jamie McMunn recently recorded a new album including Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s composition Partying Down at the Keys. The Ottawa Valley Opry show will be hosted by popular master of ceremonies and Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Kitts. The show gets under way at the Gallipeau Centre Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets are $29.50 at the door. Contact the box office at 613-205-1493 or visit Ticketpro.ca (1-888-655-9090).

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Looking Back 100 YEARS AGO - February 1, 1914 A boy escapes custody Last Friday noon the C.P.R. station was the scene of a little excitement, when a boy from Ottawa who was in the charge of Mr. John Keane Children’s Aid Officer, escaped from custody. It appears that the lad had been an inmate of the St. John’s Industrial School at East Toronto, and had run away from that institution on two different occasions. This time he was apprehended in Ottawa and was being returned to the school. As the officer and the boy were about to board the train the lad darted down the steps on one side while the officer was completing the ascent on the other. Crawling under a freight train he completed the discomfiture of the officer, who could not follow a thirteen year old lad through devious paths uncertain. C.P.R Constable McCormick assisted in searching for the fugitive, and the town’s constables also got after him but he was a slippery customer and got clean away. 50 YEARS AGO - February, 6, 1964 Youth fined for fracas at arena, usher kicked A sixteen year old from Lanark Street was fined $25 and $16.50 costs with the option of seven days in jail when he was found guilty by Magistrate D. C. Smith on Monday morning, of assaulting an usher at the Memorial Community Centre on January 10. The assault took place during a home game of the Bears. A Smiths Falls man testified that he had been taken on as an extra usher due to the large crowds at the game. He had been instructed, he said, that all persons not having reserved seats were to be seated in the general admission section.

Remember When This photo is courtesy of Ken Palardy of Smiths Falls, in recognition of the first eight-ender in granites at the Smiths Falls Curling Club on Jan. 15, 1953. Winners were George Frost, skip; Des Code, third; Mel Winkenweder, second; and Jim Fraser, lead. They played against the team of Wilf Boyd,

25 YEARS AGO - February 1, 1989 Rob Dopson has found peace of mind. After years on a roller coaster ride from the Ontario Hockey League to various farm teams and back to the OHL, the 21-year-old goalie and Smiths Falls native said he is satisfied with the way his career has ended. A Physical Education major at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and a member of the school’s Golden Hawks hockey team, Mr. Dopson said he is now enjoying hockey and getting an education as well.

skip; Sandy MacDonald, third; Dr. Orme Murphy, second and Clarence Kelly, lead. If you have an old photograph of the town that depicts a winter scene that you would like to share, please email it to ljweir@metroland.com or by mail it to PO Box 158, 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls, K7A 4T1.

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pinion - It’s hard to summarize a life in 600 words or less. I lost my grandma last week, at the tender age of 93. She was a vital part of our family. I can still hear her, yelling to get her out of the old age home. She never gave us a moment’s peace when we went to visit. She was always ready to head for the hills. “Start the car!” For as long as I knew her, she was a single, fiesty woman. A force to be reckoned with... a ‘don’t mess with me’ kind of lady. If you did, you heard about it. But she had a fun side too, and she was empathic. I remember talking with her on a few occasions - particularly, after some guy broke my heart. I would tell her stories and she would try to calm me, but she told me I was better off without the grief. “Do your own thing, Laurie. You are strong enough on your own.” Words to live by. She loved my ex-husbands, Larry and Michae. Both would do anything for her, and for that I am thankful they were in my life - if only to make Gram happy. When I was a kid, I used to go camping with her. She had a seasonal campsite at Lower Beverley Lake Township Park in Delta, where she was friends with owners Bud and Pat Donald.

Currently he is fifth in the Ontario University Athletics Association’s goals against standings with a 2.90 average and was named Wilfrid Laurier’s Athlete of the year last week. 10 YEARS AGO - February 4, 2004 It’s Winter Carnival time! TinCan Curling, an old fashioned skating party, snowbox racing and snow golf — just a sampling of what’s on the agenda for this weekend’s Smiths Falls Winter Carnival. Close to a dozen groups and organizations have come together under the auspices of the town’s community services department to produce a full schedule of events from Friday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 8. “It seems like it’s full speed ahead,” said coordinator Margo Loughren. Things get started quietly with a silent auction at the County Fair Mall, being run throughout the day Friday. Proceeds from this event will go to support the hospital’s redevelopment project.

LAURIE WEIR Weir View They looked right after Gram, and she had the best of all worlds while camping at the park. Delta Park is my favourite place in the world. Must come from her. She also loved her cars - I think she had more than I did. I lost count at 17. There was a cow incident, a tree, a house, a transport... a variety of accidents wrote off a few of my cars. But that’s another column. I remember one accident in particular. She had a red Volvo. We were out “visiting” as she loved to do that and I enjoyed tagging along, for the most part, especially if we were going to stop and see my friends. I was about 12, and we were heading south on Highway 29 in Frankville. There was a transport on her rear, and she signalled to turn right, as we were going to visit my friend, Shelley. She was creeping up on the corner, when all of a sudden,

bam! She was rear-ended by the transport, who sent the Volvo careening towards the gas pumps at the Palaski service station. All I remember was a truck coming east on the side road, and we hit that truck, sideways, just before the gas pumps. Thankfully, we escaped with minor injuries, but the car was an accordion. Being in a car with my grandmother was not always tragic. I also remember an old car (I forget the type, but it had a rumble seat) and my brother and I would ride in that seat over the back roads of the Jasper area. That wasn’t so bad. When she took her old 1965 Ford to the Delta Fair parade; we waved at the crowd in the stands as we drove past and around the track during the parade. That wasn’t so bad either. Sifting through her personal effects has me reflecting on my own life. Where did I get my love of jewelry? Behind her bedroom door, there is a whole other world of beaded necklaces, like from Mardi Gras... crazy rings and watches galore. Funky jewelry and cars - two of my favourite things. Guess I’m more like my grandmother (and my mom) than I thought. Fiesty, ferocious and a little bit fearless. Fun too, for the most part. Rest in peace, Gram. Thanks... xo

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Festival searches for Healthy Living Ambassador Community - The Healthy Living Festival committee is on the lookout for the 2014 ambassador to be honoured at opening ceremonies of the festival on Saturday, June 21. The Healthy Living Ambassador will be the individual who best promotes a healthy lifestyle within their community. Last year’s winner, Corey Turnbull, was an excellent example of someone who works diligently to promote healthy living concepts in the Lanark County region. Interested individuals can nominate themselves or someone else by submitting a maximum of 500 words to the Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association (DBA), outlining the ways in which the candidate promotes a healthy lifestyle within their community. To be considered, nominations must be received no later than 4 p.m., May 1. The 2013 Healthy Living Festival was such a success that plans are already in full force for the 2014 event, with exciting new activities

planned like a ball hockey tournament, and the return of some of the highlights from 2013 such as the rock climbing wall, obstacle course and Cardio Move-a-Thon. This year’s event will once again feature a free, family friendly, outdoor celebration of everything concerning healthy living, including (but not limited to) exercise, healthy foods, vitamins, supplements and spirituality. Activities at the festival will be geared towards providing visitors with the opportunity to explore various types of healthy living activities in a stress-free, fun environment. These activities will include an outdoor stage featuring musicians, dancing and activity demonstrations as well as a workshop tent where participants can try out first hand activities such as kickboxing, Zumba and Piloxing, among others. The festival will also feature buskers, face painting and healthy food and health and fitness product vendors. More than 70 vendors will be

part of the 2014 event and will line Beckwith Street between Russell Street and Main Street. New this year will be the addition of Russell Street to the festival layout, meaning more space for vendors and activities. Each vendor will be allocated a 10-foot by10-foot space for their booth. Nominations for the Healthy Living Ambassador can be emailed to dba@smithsfalls.ca or mailed or dropped off at the DBA office at 77 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2B2. Please note on the envelope “Attention: DBA Healthy Living Ambassador.” Nominations over the 500-word limit will not be considered. Businesses interested in obtaining more information about becoming a vendor or obtaining a vendor’s application can visit the DBA website at www.downtownsmithsfalls.ca, the festival website at www.healthysmithsfalls.ca or by emailing dba@smithsfalls.ca. Submitted by the DBA.

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Friends of the Library gears up for Trivia Challenge Community - Well, it’s that time of the year when the Friends of the Library invite teams to participate in their Annual Trivia Challenge. The 17th annual fundraiser takes place in the Lancaster Room (main floor) at the Smiths Falls Legion, 7 Main Street, on Feb. 9. Already excitement is evident around the Smiths Falls area. “We may top last year’s participation, even attract as many as twenty teams,” says Friends chair Tom Foulkes. “Its

become a highlight of the Smiths Falls Winter Carnival.” Last year everyone scored well and the “Absent Minds,” a team entered by Jim and Agnes McVeety, emerged as the winners. As a result, organizers are going to use the same question categories again this year, namely Popular Culture, History and Geography, Happiness Is, Potpourri and Memorable Advertising. The Challenge starts at 1:30 p.m. sharp. Each

team may have up to 10 players; the entry fee is $125 per team. Prizes for the winning team. All proceeds raised go towards children’s programs, equipment and materials for the library. The Friends of the Library hope for a good turnout of fun-loving teams, all contributing to a very good cause. The bar will be open. Interested in participating? Contact the Library @ 613-283-2911 or Tom Foulkes @ 613283-2706.

Food, fellowship on menu at potluck Feb. 4 Community - Beat the winter chill and experience the warmth of an evening of food and fellowship at a Community Potluck being held in Smiths Falls on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Mills Community Support, which operates two group homes and a transition aged youth program in Smiths Falls, is joining with the Royal Canadian Air Force Association, Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and Smiths Falls Local Immigration Partnership to host the event, which will be held at the RCAF Hall at 44 Abbott St. North. “The potluck just grew out of our Welcoming Communities session we hosted with community partners in Smiths Falls back in June,” explains Jeff Mills, Community Developer for Mills Community Support. “At the session, a number of different projects were identified as ones that people wanted to at least talk about to see if there was interest in proceeding and a community potluck was one of the ideas brought forward.” All are welcome to attend the free event on Feb. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

“Whip up your favourite dish and join us at the RCAF hall for an inclusive event to celebrate wonderful food and the warmth of our welcoming community,” says Mills. Along with the sharing of food and friendship, the evening’s menu will also feature musical entertainment. Local singer and musician Harold Frizell is scheduled to perform, as is “Ottawa Valley Troubadour” Lyle Dillabough. Mills hopes that other community potlucks will grow out of the Feb. 4 event with community groups alternating in taking on the hosting duties. Already, he says interest has been shown by some other community venues. “We see this as a way for the different wonderful venues that are assets in the community to showcase their halls,” he notes. Anyone interested in helping out with the upcoming Community Potluck or seeking further information on the event is invited to contact Mills at 613-256-1031, ext. 63 or email jmills@themills. on.ca.

Bridge clubs raise money for local charities Community - Each year the Perth and Smiths Falls Duplicate Bridge clubs raise money for charities in their home town and for other charities in Canada and internationally. At their annual charity games held in December the members raised $1,000 and donated it to the Salvation Army. In addition most of the profits from the games held each week are donated by the Smiths Falls Club to the Legion in Smiths Falls and the members of the Perth Club donate to the Perth Civitan Club. Both service clubs use the money to help meet the greatest needs of citizens in their towns and immediate areas. Both duplicate bridge clubs also participate in other charity games to raise money for other charities that are sponsored but the American Contract Bridge League and the Ca-

nadian Bridge Foundation. The Perth and Smiths Falls Duplicate Bridge Clubs meet each week. The Smiths Falls Duplicate Bridge Club meets in the Legion hall each Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 p.m, The Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets each Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Perth Civitan Club. Refreshments are served at each meeting free. Both clubs are always looking for new members. Visitors to the area are invited to play at both clubs. If you would like to play duplicate bridge and don’t have a partner call Bert at 613-267-5305 for the Perth Duplicate Bridge Club and/or Janet at 618-283-1957 for the Smiths Falls Duplicate Bridge Club games. Submitted by Mike Selig for the Perth and Smiths Falls Duplicate Bridge Clubs.

SAFETY TIPS Candles: Candles should not be unattended in the home.

Public Notice Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital will be conducng Emergency Preparaon Exercises:

Locaon: Abbo Street & Hwy 43, Smiths Falls, ON Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lanark County Paramedic Service, Town of Smiths Falls Fire Department and Smiths Falls Police Service will be present during this

emergency planning exercise.

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Communication breakdown led to OPP boat’s failure to launch By DESMOND DEVOY desmond.devoy@metroland.com

News – The Lanark County OPP is trying to determine where a breakdown in communications led to the marine unit’s boat not being dispatched to rescue hunters stranded on an island. Neil Fennell was acclaimed as Tay Valley Police Services Board’s new chair for the coming term, but outgoing chair Maureen Towaij spoke to the incident at the PSB’s meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16, which occurred on Lower Rideau Lake back in November. (Township Reeve Keith Kerr was also acclaimed as the PSB’s

new vice chair, replacing Fennell.) “I was contacted by Coun. Brian Campbell, who sits on the (joint Drummond/North Elmsley and Tay Valley) fire board… expressing a concern,” said Towaij. Last fall, a group of duck hunters headed out onto the lake, when their boat engine died. The boat had oars, but the wind was so strong that the boat was carried away, and the men made a break for Stone House Island, unable to get back to shore. The men used their cell phones to contact families and friends to see if any had their boats still in the water to necessitate a rescue.

Finally, in desperation, they called 911, “and, as I understand it, the OPP had contacted the fire department… to say that they would not be able to carry out this rescue because their boats were away,” said Towaij. “This was certainly a matter of concern,” she added since, although the incident took place in Rideau Lakes Township, with 26 lakes in Tay Valley, it was something on her mind. “I shared this concern.” Thankfully for the stranded men, a firefighter still had his boat out on the water, and the men were rescued, following six hours out on the water. An ambulance was waiting on the shore to treat the

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From left, newly-acclaimed Tay Valley Township police services board chairman Neil Fennell, Drummond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley Fire Rescue fire Chief Greg Saunders, and Tay Valley Reeve Keith Kerr, the PSB’s new vice-chair, prepare for the start of the police services board meeting on Jan. 16.

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Community – The annual 2014 Collectible Toy Show, hosted by Big Brother Big Sisters of Lanark County, boasted a full house of vendors at the Almonte Civitan Hall on Jan. 25. Above, appraiser Bruce Toshack speaks to Helen McKay of Smiths Falls about the history and value of her 1960s Mrs. Beasley doll.

men if needed. “Our firefighters, these are volunteers… and we are contracted with the police, and this was a 911 call,” said Towaij. Insp. Derek Needham, the detachment commander for the Lanark County OPP, replied that there was a breakdown in communication somewhere along the line. “The officer in charge at the time said, ‘We don’t have a boat at this time. Can you see if the fire department has one’,” said Needham of the situation from the police side of events. An officer was dispatched, and he hastened to add, “We don’t

winterize our boats until late in the year. We wouldn’t hesitate.” In fact, the marine unit boat is sitting in an unheated garage behind the OPP detachment in Perth on Highway 7, “ready to go.” “It wasn’t that we were unable to (go),” he added. “We don’t patrol in November. We don’t do proactive patrols,” though the Ministry of Natural Resources does. Unfortunately, the OPP’s response, that it did not have a boat in the water at that moment, “got translated into ‘(the) OPP isn’t coming.’” Drummond/North Elmsley,

Tay Valley Fire Rescue chief Greg Saunders, confirmed that that was the message he had heard: “the boats were all put away and they (OPP) wouldn’t be responding,” said Saunders. “If those boats need to roll, they will roll,” said Needham. “It’s $300 to winterize a boat. It’s not the end of the world.” In the end, $1,000 was still charged to the OPP. “Nothing untoward happened,” said Fennell. “But what if it had? There is something to be learned from that. We did luck out a bit here. It could’ve been much worse.”

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SMITHS FALLS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK November and December Combined Statistics TOTAL INDIVIDUALS ASSISTED: 1,071 TOTAL FAMILIES ASSISTED: 476 Did you know that 39.5% of those who use Food Banks are children. R0012534088_0130

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Author Franceen Neufeld, book in hand, shares a moment with Heidi the tan pug at her son Calvinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Perth home. Writing about such an emotional issue, she needed the detached eye of her son to help guide her in the process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were amazed, in many cases, how deeply we felt,â&#x20AC;? admitted Calvin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed to do some unpacking.â&#x20AC;? In fact, he often advised his mother, â&#x20AC;&#x153;you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gone deeply enough yet.â&#x20AC;? Other times, she did dig a little too deeply. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were times when I would literally fall to the floor screaming about a million pigs being buried alive,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what my neighbours thought!â&#x20AC;? Sometimes, however, words failed her, such as when looking at a photo of a rhino dying because its horn had been cut off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was a big one, a turning point,â&#x20AC;? said Calvin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough words.â&#x20AC;? Calvin had to find some words though, for the afterword. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to end with hope,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of books are selfindulgent, for leisure. This book exists to do something.â&#x20AC;? Franceen said she wanted this book to be her legacy, and that she is likely done with writing for the foreseeable future, though she would like to do some work with animal shelters and do some speaking on the subject. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like many writers, that I need to be always writing,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a personal book, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about me. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about saving animals.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked very hard to take you out of you,â&#x20AC;? said Calvin with a smile. Finding empathy, seeing the world â&#x20AC;&#x153;through the eyes of an-

otherâ&#x20AC;? was important for her, but she admits that she was not always a true believer, and came to the cause later in life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always cared about animals,â&#x20AC;? she hastens to add, but she only turned to vegetarianism in 2003, and later began a vegan, after watching a video produced by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. One of the turning points that turned her off of consuming meat was parking at a truck stop on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sweltering hot day.â&#x20AC;? Nearby, a truck with â&#x20AC;&#x153;layer upon layerâ&#x20AC;? of pigs had parked, and the sound was unsettling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sounded like a child crying,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly how I felt when I drove away.â&#x20AC;? She was reading a book at the time about Jews being rounded up in Paris and being sent away to concentration camps during the Holocaust, and for her, the parallels were clear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is in there, (and) I know it is controversial,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very carefulâ&#x20AC;Ś It is suffering I see, one reflected in the other. I do understand that there are differences, but there are similarities. I see those parallels.â&#x20AC;? In fact, she strove to make sure to include two Jewish voices in quotes chosen to accompany that section of the book. She strived to make sure that the book did not come across as high-handed lecturing, since she remembers her own meat-eating, pre-activist days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I see, all those years?â&#x20AC;? she asks. She was once asked, rhetorically, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do you think when you are sitting across the table from a meat eater?â&#x20AC;?

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News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Animals cannot speak for themselves, so Franceen Neufeld has. Rather, she has put her thoughts into words, in a new book entitled Suffering Eyes: A Chronicle of Awakening, published by Purposeful Publishing of Perth. While she lives in the Sydenham area near Kingston, the publishing company is run by her son, Calvin Neufeld, and the experience proved cathartic, if painful. She felt the need to put pen to paper â&#x20AC;&#x153;when I felt really alone with all of the painful experiences I was hearing about,â&#x20AC;? said Neufeld during an interview in her sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s living room, surrounded by three pugs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two sleeping on Calvin, one snoring â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a cat, dog toys scattered everywhere, and a large painting of an elephant on the wall behind her. She had tried talking about it to people she knew, but found that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the people who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to hear.â&#x20AC;? But, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when you see suffering, you want to help,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I knew to do was to write.â&#x20AC;? So, she started filing blog postings on a regular basis, with an eye towards collecting them up and making a book out of them: but not before some soulsearching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a very long time, I resisted because I know I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bear itâ&#x20AC;Ś but it was eating away at me,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was destroying me by not doing it.â&#x20AC;? The straw that broke the camelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back, so to speak, was yet another story of animal cruelty, about a chicken decapitated by a machine at a factory farming facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whenever we see (upsetting) images, we look away,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody turns. The tragedy is that turning away allows it to be perpetuated.â&#x20AC;? For as bad as she was feeling, the pain abused animals feel, she thought, was much worse. She got to the point where she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what happens to me because I need to save them.â&#x20AC;? Published last November, the book is only available online, by donation. They are not looking to make a profit off of the book, but any funds raised will go towards the Big Sky Ranch animal sanctuary near Kemptville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody has the right to profit from the suffering of others,â&#x20AC;? she said. Calvin had visited the ranch for himself and was delighted by what he saw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so moved to see the place,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was so much joy in the animals, the volunteers.â&#x20AC;? The second half of the book is made up of follow-up reflections on her previous postings in the first half. Franceen drew upon her academic background, studying theology at Montrealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s McGill University, in writing the book â&#x20AC;&#x201C; without making the book an academic tome.


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St. John students to host Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gala for exposure trip to Guatemala minds of our local youth by coming out and having a great time. The trip to Guatemala, part of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exposure tripâ&#x20AC;? offered to grade 11 and 12 students, is a special opportunity for its students to spend time living in community in a developing country. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s travellers will focus their efforts working at theâ&#x20AC;? Nuestros Pequenos Hermanosâ&#x20AC;? Orphanage just outside Guatemala City. The children living in this orphanage are the poorest of the poor. The orphanage provides food, clothing, shelter and an education. The travelers are eager to help them and share time with them, hoping to transform what would be a few ordinary

days at the orphanage into a special participating in team bonding activities. to learn and develop an even deeper Come on out and support this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understanding of compassion and experience. Deep down, however, the travelers exposure trip travelers and help them commitment. know that they will be the ones most transformed and humbled by this interaction. That is what makes this a true learning experience and such a worthwhile trip! The travellers this year are: Peter A COMMUNITY BULLETIN PROVIDED TO KEEP YOU INFORMED Stranberg, Caley Schnurr, Teagan Retty, Teirra Lee, Jerrad Kyle, Jessica Hogan, Rayna Critchley, Kathleen MEETING SCHEDULE Cahill-Carroll, Melissa Brady and Paige Regular meetings of Council are held the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 Brackenbury. These students have spent the past p.m. in the Council Chambers, 6544 New Dublin Road. Working Sessions of Council are few months preparing for their trip. held the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 6544 New In weekly meetings the travelers have Dublin Road. been listening to guest speakers and Members of the public are invited to attend all meetings. For more information on learning about Guatemala, hearing meeting dates and locations, please consult the calendar page of the Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website about past exposure trip experiences and www.elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca or call 613-345-7480

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Community - In March, 10 students from St. John Catholic High School will be travelling to work at an orphanage in San Andres, Guatemala. Throughout the year students have been involved in fundraising for the trip â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a giant yard sale in the Crystal Palace in the fall, dances throughout the school year, a raffle for Ottawa Senators tickets, and a recent bottle drive. The final fundraising event, our annual Valentine Gala at the Perth Civitan Hall is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8. There will be a dinner, dance and silent auction. It all starts at 6 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained by calling Erin Cahill at 613-284-1535 or Carey Brackenbury at 613-267-8257. You can help open the hearts and

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The students of St. John Catholic High School are gearing up for their Gala on Feb. 8 at the Perth Civitan Club as they will be embarking on an exposure trip to Guatemala in March.

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Promote Your Business At E-Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 Business Fair June 7, 2014 Watch for more information soon or contact Betty Gibson or Laura Stanzel at 613-3457480 or email mail@elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca if you are interested.

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Calvin Neufeld, the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publisher, has a flip through Suffering Eyes, his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, at his Perth home, as pugs Betty and Beatrice sleep at his side.

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While he is talking about his mother, sitting on the sofa across from him, Calvinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words of praise for her work appear genuine, and while subjects like

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suffering farm animals may not make â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get great joy out of this book,â&#x20AC;? said for a light-hearted, Maeve Binchy-like Calvin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a really good meal. It is read, the book is not without its halo of nourishing. It will not bring you down. light. It is empowering.â&#x20AC;? THE EMC - SF12 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Cell phone use is leading cause of traffic collisions rupting traffic; • A commercial GPS must be built in and hands free or mounted on the dashboard and hands free; • Ambulances; • Fire Departments; or, • Law Enforcement. Please be aware that this bill also pertains to laptops, MP3s, hand held gaming devices and iPods, unless you have an integration kit and can adjust the tunes through your car radio. The penalty for the offence is $155, including court costs. The Strategic Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) for the month of February is Wireless communication violations. Smiths Falls Police officers will be looking for and enforcing these and all Highway Traffic Act violations while keeping our families and roadways safe. If you would like to report violations please contact the Smiths Falls Police Service at 613-283-0357 or for an emergency call 911 or your local police service. Submitted by Constable David Murphy, CSO Smiths Falls Police Service.

Woman threatened at rink News - A 32-year-old Portland woman was arrested and charged by Smiths Falls Police after an alleged confrontation at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre on Jan. 18. Police say about 9:15 p.m. a minor confrontation at the arena led to the accused following the victim and threatening her as she left the building. The accused was arrested and charged, and later released on a promise to appear in court.

investigation by Smiths Falls Police. On Jan. 21, police began to investigate the accused regarding an alleged historical sexual assault that happened on Aug. 21, 2013, when the victim was staying the night at the residence of the accused. When the victim tried to leave, the accused grabbed her. The accused was held for bail. The allegations have not been proven in court. Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar inciPolice uncover historical assaults dents, to contact our service at 613A 42-year-old Smiths Falls man was 283-0357. Information may be provided arrested and charged with sexual assault, anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers assault and breach of probation after an at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

What are those triangles? Community - What are those orange triangles that you see from time to time on trees, poles and fence posts around Perth, Smiths Falls and Westport and even in Ottawa and Kingston? If you are really observant you may have noticed that some have a yellow tip and some do not; some are on the road, and others are way off in the woods or farmer’s field. It all has to do with the Rideau Trail Association (RTA) and its members who maintain the Rideau Trail between Kingston and Ottawa. Volunteers keep the trail clear and put up those orange trail markers. The triangles with yellow tips mark the trail going towards Kingston, while the orange triangles with no yellow tips indicate the direction to Ottawa. Sometimes when you are in the woods it is easy to get turned around, so this can be very helpful information. In addition to the main trail, there are a number of side trails marked by blue triangles. The total length of cleared and marked trails is 387 km, thus, the Rideau Trail is Ontario’s second-longest continuous footpath (second only to The Bruce Trail). The trail passes through the rugged Canadian Shield wilderness and gentle farmland, villages, towns, cities, provincial parks, conservation areas,

country roads and private land. It exists thanks to the generous permission of private landowners and public parks. It is only intended for foot travel (walking, hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing) and is not intended for camping or vehicles. Where the trail crosses private land, access has been granted for foot traffic only, by the landowners. Non-members may hike on the trail but it is strongly suggested you do not hike alone and that you use a trail map, dress appropriately and bring sufficient food and water for the day. The trail can go from being an easy path to one that is more challenging in the middle of the wilderness, so best to be prepared. If you wish to be part of a hiking group, the RTA, which is comprised of three hiking clubs - Kingston, Central (Perth and Smiths Falls), and Ottawa, may be the answer. Each organizes its own events, and members are able to join each club’s activities. If you are the type of person who likes to earn badges, then there are several End-to-End badges that RTA members can earn by hiking the entire Rideau Trail, or major sections of it, in a span of several months or years. Any one interested in learning more visit www.rideautrail.org.

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MONTHLY MUNICIPAL NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 2014 FEBRUARY MEETINGS: Monday February 3, 2014 - Regular Meeting of Council, 5 p.m. Monday February 10, 2014 - Committee of the Whole 5 p.m. Tuesday February 18, 2014 - Regular Meeting of Council, 5 p.m. Monday February 24, 2014 - Committee of the Whole, 5 p.m. FAMILY DAY: The Town Hall offices will be closed on February 17, 2014 to recognize Family Day. If you have a road, water or sewer emergency on this day please call 284-1430. INTERIM TAX BILLING: Interim Tax Bills have been mailed. If you pay through your mortgage company or on the pre-authorized monthly plan, you will NOT receive a bill at this time. Otherwise if you have not received a tax bill, contact the Town of Smiths Falls at 613-283-4124. Due dates are: February 28th and April 30th. WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS will be in effect for: ALL TOWN STREETS, ALL MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS December 01, 2013, through March 31, 2014 No parking between 12:00 am and 7:00 am FINE: $35.00 AS PER BY-LAW #7252-97 WATER TREATMENT PLANT The water from our hot and cold taps in our kitchen sink sometimes comes out very cloudy. If we leave the water in the glass or container, it then clears up quickly and the cloudiness disappears. Should we be using this water, even after it turns clear? Cloudy water, also known as white water, is caused by air bubbles in the water. It is completely harmless. It usually happens when it is very cold outside because the solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increases and/or water temperature decreases. Cold water holds more air than warm water. In the winter, water travels from the reservoir which is very cold and warms up during its travel to your tap. The air that is present is no longer soluble, and comes out of solution. In addition, once water from the reservoir enters the distribution system pipes, the water is pressurized. Water under pressure holds more air than water that is not pressurized. Once the water comes out of your tap, the water is no longer under pressure and the air comes out of solution as bubbles (similar to a carbonated soft drink). The best thing to do is let it sit in an open container until the bubbles naturally disappear. The Water Treatment Plant uses a process called AquaDAF® which is a high rate dissolved air floatation clarifier. In this process air is injected into the water to help float the particles to the surface subsequently clarifying the water. VENDOR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR HEALTHY LIVING FESTIVAL Applications are being accepted for those interested in being a vendor at the Healthy Living Festival taking place in Smiths Falls on Saturday, June 21. More than 70 vendors will be part of the 2014 event and will line Beckwith Street between Russell Street and Main Street. New this year will be the addition of Russell Street to the festival layout, meaning more space for vendors and activities. Each vendor will be allocated a 10x10 space for their booth. Businesses interested in obtaining more information about becoming a vendor or obtaining a vendor’s application can visit the Downtown Business Association (DBA) website at www.downtownsmithsfalls.ca, the festival website at www.healthysmithsfalls.ca or by emailing dba@smithsfalls.ca. TOWN OF SMITHS FALLS STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE PUBLIC MEETING The Town of Smiths Falls has scheduled a Public Meeting to present the results of the Town’s Strategic Plan. Date: Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 7pm Location: Smiths Falls Community Centre, 71 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls Please plan to attend and provide your comments and input to this important initiative.

SMITHS FALLS WINTER CARNIVAL FEBRUARY 7 – 9, 2014 *lots of activities for everyone .... skating; bingo; karaoke/wing night; pancake breakfast; chili contest; trivia challenge; bears game; gospel singing and much more ! Still looking for organizations to host/sponsor an event. Please contact arena office at 613-283-4124x6103 or mloughren@smithsfalls.ca

HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM Feb. 1 – December 21: St. Francis #24 Masonic Lodge G.R.C.– 175th Anniversary Exhibit Feb. 1– March 28: It’s in the House – Curling History Exhibit: “Hurry Hard” to the Heritage House Museum and check out our “Rockin” curling exhibit. Smiths Falls will be hosting The Travelers Tankard, the provincial men’s curling championship, from January 27-February 2, 2014. THE EMC - SF13 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

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News - Cellular telephones have quickly become a leading cause of car crashes. The dangers of distracted driving are real and the evidence speaks for itself: drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to be in a collision than a driver who is focused on the road. Cell phones and other wireless communication and entertainment devices are a significant visual and cognitive distraction for drivers, with average “eyes off the road” times that increase the risk of collision considerably. At highway speed, a driver sending a simple text message travels the length of a football field without looking at the road. Section 78.1(1) of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act states: No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device or other prescribed device that is capable of receiving or transmitting telephone communications, electronic data, mail or text messages. Exceptions for using a wireless communication or entertainment devises: • In hands-free mode. Don’t hold it; • Using any devise while pulled over or parked - as long as you are not dis-

For more information, please contact the Town Hall at (613) 283-4124


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Skills Link has made a mark on this LAWS volunteer to cats, how to clean cages and the health risks of cats. My dad and mom have always been a huge part of my life, and they helped me live for this long. They have done so much more than that, they inspire me day after day and push me to do what I deserve in life which is only the best. They are so proud of me. They tell me I

can do anything I set my mind to and I work as hard as I do for my wonderful parents. I would like to give the biggest thank you to the employees of YAK Youth Centre (Kat Watson, Donna Stratton, Tanis Cowan) and to the manager of LAWS (Shalla Larocque) for giving me this amazing opportunity

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Community – Hi, my name is Wanda Brown. I have always found myself traveling from home to home, between Smiths Falls and Perth. I have made many friends and been acquainted with many people. Employment in Perth is not as easy as it seems. As we are a small community jobs are snatched up pretty quickly throughout the summer months. I have found it very difficult to find employment, until I heard from a close friend about Skills Link at the Youth Action Kommittee (YAK). I’ve heard of this Skills Link Program for many years now and never thought much of it, until I found myself registering and hoping for a spot in the group. Many youth signed up for this opportunity and out of all of them, eight were chosen. They were youth who they felt had great potential and work ethic. Skills Link finds out your interests and what you enjoy doing for your future work. We create resumes and cover letters and they teach us some working skills to help us forward our future. We have been through CPR/First Aid training, Safe Food Handling, WHMIS, and learning about budgeting. After weeks of learning our new skills and finding our true interests in this program our coordinator helped us seek comfortable placements. As I am an animal lover, our coordinator found me a shadowing job at Lanark Animal Welfare Society, located at 253 Glenview Road. My duties at LAWS are taking care of the well-being of the cats. Those duties come with responsibilities such as cleaning cages, feeding cats, brushing/grooming, nail trimmings, medical treatment and best part of all is giving all the sheltered animals some loving from time to time. Seeing all the animals in cages makes me feel good in a way, as they are being taking care of and have a roof over their

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Wanda Brown cuddles with one of the shelter cats at the Lanark Animal Welfare Society, where she volunteers thanks to skills she’s learned through the Youth Action Kommittee’s Skills Link program. heads, but seeing the conditions some of the animals are in when they come through those doors is heart breaking. LAWS is one of the only no-kill animal shelters in eastern Ontario. I enjoy working at LAWS because not only are the animals fluffy and cuddly to play with but the employers and volun-

teers put all their free time into taking care of these animals. I have learned a variety of skills from my placement. During placement, I work in a room with another employee who has worked for many years at LAWS. They teach me how to properly give medication

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Sports - To the left, Kaitlyn Lawes, third for Team Canada’s women’s curling team, skipped by Jennifer Jones, throws a practice rock at the arena Tuesday morning. The women made a special appearance before their trip to Sochi next week for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photos by LAURIE WEIR

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Sports – Neil Doef battles for the puck in Brockville on Friday night as the Bears earn a shootout victory over the Braves. Below, Ryan Duhaime glides in front of a Brockville player on the way to the net.

ROBINSON DIVISION TEAM GP W L OTL SOL Carleton Place 47 40 6 0 1 Smiths Falls 47 31 13 3 0 Cornwall 48 24 18 2 4 Brockville 46 24 19 2 1 Kemptville 45 20 19 2 4 Hawkesbury 47 14 29 3 1 YZERMAN DIVISION TEAM GP W L OTL SOL Pembroke 47 27 14 2 4 Ottawa 46 27 17 0 2 Nepean 48 23 16 4 5 Kanata 49 18 24 1 6 Cumberland 49 18 25 4 2 Gloucester 47 17 24 3 3 UPCOMING GAMES Thursday, Jan. 30 Kanata at Cornwall, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 Nepean at Brockville, 7:30 p.m. Carleton Place at Gloucester, 7:30 p.m. Smiths Falls at Hawkesbury, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Kemptville, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 Brockville at Kemptville, 1 p.m. Carleton Place at Pembroke, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Nepean, 2:30 p.m. Hawkesbury at Cumberland, 3 p.m. Smiths Falls at Gloucester, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 Carleton Place at Kemptville, 7:30 p.m. Hawkesbury at Kanata, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Gloucester at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

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Sports – The Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears earned two wins over the weekend in Central Canada Junior Hockey League action, solidifying their standings as the second best in the league. The Bears were on the road – and will be until after the Tankard – on Friday where they earned a 4-3 win over the Brockville Braves, and in Kemptville on Sunday to earn another 4-3 win over the 73’s but not until a shootout decided each outcome. Smiths Falls 4 Kemptville 3 The Bears trailed Kemptville early in the game after a scoreless first period, falling behind 2-0 before Chris MacMillan could get by Matt Couvrette, who saved 45 of 48 shots. Kemptville sandwiched MacMillan’s goal with three in the second frame for the big lead after two periods. Goal scorers were Brandon Seatter with two, and Erik Brown with a single. In the third, Zachary Senyshyn had some

help from Daniel Lombardi and goalie Michael Pinios for his goal at 3:53 to make it 3-2. Brandon Lesway tied the game at three all when he scored from Taylor Henry and Michael Buonincontri at 17:30 forcing the overtime period. It wasn’t until a shootout resulted that the game was decided in Smiths Falls’ favour. Scoring were Stefano Momesso and Senyshyn. Players of the game were Victor Beaulac and Senyshyn for Smiths Falls, and goalie Couvrette for the 73’s. Pinios earned the win for the Bears. Smiths Falls 4 Brockville 3 The Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead against the Braves at the Memorial Centre in Brockville Friday night with goals from Chris King and Brett Costello. Beaulac gave the Bears a 3-0 lead with half a game to play before Brockville could get past Pinios. Jack Billings scored with 11:57 showing in the second to end the period with a 3-1 Smiths

Falls lead. In the third, Eric Isreal scored for Brockville with 12:04 on the clock, assisted by Hayden Hulton. Nathan Todd tied the score with less than four minutes remaining in the game. At the sound of the buzzer, the game was tied at three apiece to force the scoreless overtime period. During the shootout action, Momesso and Beaulac were successful at their attempts to score for the 4-3 final. There were 766 fans in attendance for this game, in which Smiths Falls stars named included Beaulac and Chris King. Andrew Pikul was Brockville’s star of the game. Pinios claimed the win in the crease, while Pikul suffered the loss. Coming up The Bears were in Kanata on Tuesday night, but results weren’t available at press time. On Friday, the team travels to Hawkesbury for a 7:30 p.m. start. Sunday, they are in Gloucester for a 3:30 p.m. afternoon tilt.

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Sale Dates:

Thursday

fresh produce!

Thursday

THE GOOD FOOD STORE

Jan 30 -FEB 6

ENGLISH Fresh CUCUMBERS M MANGOES ANGOE

! W W 69 1 ysk! a d s e n d e w best day of the wee the

WOW specials in

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79

Reg. 2.49

5

946ml 6 ûavours

99

1 save

60%

1

106 Wilson St. West Perth 613.267.5409

ask us about case pricing on our regularly priced products While supplies last. No rain checks or substitutions. E&OE

80

¢

397g Low Sodium White, Light Yellow, White, and Red

2

1

49

99

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200g

1

$ 5

sultana s ult tana raisins

5

¢

49

38

3

99

derma e p products

WOW Regular Price

REG. 4.99

3L

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2

$

REG. 6.99

3

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$

99

5

Mackie's C RISPS CRISPS

Scottish Potato Chips 150g

2/

Smooth or Crunchy

3.29 EA

save $

1

5

Wild Ocean COHO SALMON or HALIBUT 227g

Biodegradable, Nature Friendly. Pure, with no dyes or synthetic fragrances

Nature Clean LLAUNDRY A SOAP

off

everything

REG. 7.69

1

REG. 11.99

140g

%

25

99

$

99

6

1L

Dr. Bronner BAR BA B AR SOAPS

/100g 2.22/lb Reg. 79¢/100g

%

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¢

REG. 3.49

1

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Black River 100% CRANBERRY PURE JUICE ve

$ 70

40

1kg

3.99 REG.

Maple Dale ale COLBY C he Cheese

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500g

1

$ 5

4

Nuts to You PEANUT BUTTER R

Reg. Reg Re g. 3.49 g. 3

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//l/lb llbb 3.29/kg

99

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2

While Supplies Last

2

99

2.99 REG.

452g - 625g

Plain, Cinnamon and d Whole Grain

99

Product of ITALY 1kg container

Comensoli Gluten Free BAKING MIXES

REG. 6.99

127g - 226g

%

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EA

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Frontera COOKING SAUCES & MIXES

Reg. 4.99

save

From Bulk

1

1.79 REG.

REG. 7.49

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organic green kale k ale SA 99 Product P roduct of USA

we guarantee everything we sell

$

400g

Alexia

Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm Friday 8am-9pm Sat 8am-6pm Sun 9am-6pm

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25%

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KIWI K IWI

Product of ONTARIO

99

almond a lmond breeze

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Cold Mountain MISO ve

every department! WEDNESDAY ONLY, FEBRUARY 5 SAVE SAVE ON ON THESE ITEMS:

99

¢

2.69 REG.

EA

Honeycrisp APPLES A PPLES

Product of PERU

Product P Pr ro od duc uctt off O ONTARIO NTAR NT ARIO AR IO

Blue Diamond

BUY LOCAL

Come in on Thursday while this week's ad and last week's ad overlap for twice as many items on sale!

Clean Laundry Great Price

99

REG. 11.99

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THE EMC - SF24 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

save $

2

Unscented Lavender White Lily

12

save $

99

2

REG. 14.99

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